After graduating from a photography degree at Notingham Trent University in 1997, Sophie went on to have a successful career on the picture desk of OK! Magazine.
She loved the celebrity world but was always drawn to the sea and so in 2013 she finally took the plunge, leaving London for Sunny Worthing.
She set up "We Are Mountain", a group of family and friends creating original seaside-influenced original screen prints and linocuts, cards, fridge magnets and tea towels.
Sophie still freelances at magazines in The Big Smoke but having the space to create in her workshop by the sea means she feels she has the very best of both worlds.
"Living by the seaside, I cannot help but be inspired by all things nautical," says Sophie. "But there are a few garden birds and the odd dinosaur thrown in for good measure!"
"A British Summer" runs until 2nd September.
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