What do you think?

The great part of an open studio is hearing people’s comments, talking to people, the conversation. So how do we replicate that virtually? I am asking… I don’t have an answer. Do you?

This is me!

For South East Open Studios instead of cancelling it went Virtual, and we, the artists, have made videos to introduce ourselves. Here is the link to mine – welcome to my studio!

SEOS – June 5th

I am getting ready for my first South East Open studios, not quite what I had planned as it’s virtual, but the reason was to get me to create more, and get my work out there. June 5th – 22nd here on my website, and on Facebook and Instagram!

Monthly Art Challenge – March

Each month I set a different theme and tasks to help inspire you to draw, paint and create. If you want help just let me know.   WHAT: March Inspiration – Darkness and Light TASK 1) This month we focus on looking at working with shadow and light in our drawingExercise 1: 5 minute draw: 1 minute only highlights, 1…

2018 – The Arts School

Wow! It’s been a long time since I posted and the reasons good! The Arts School is up and running and I am loving teaching again! Now we start the new year with lots of courses and a new teacher working with us teaching watercolour (Jo Hudson). Come and take a class and hopefully enjoy…

The Arts School

Getting ready to run a taster day at The Arts School tomorrow. General Art is one of my favourite courses as it is project based and gives you a chance to try different materials out and develop your own ideas and work.  If you are interested in this course or any others, please visit or…

New stockist!

You can now buy my canvas painted cards from Limecross Nursery! ©www.sophiemayer.com

Popsicle Lewes

A while ago I saw a shop in Lewes called Popsicle and was in love!    “Live life in colour” is the text on the door of this shop, and it’s wonderful, vibrant owner Sharon does just that. I am really excited to be exhibiting a series of paintings on the shops display board in…

Abstracts in photography

I have been using the iPhone 6 recently and the camera is much more sensitive. As a result I have ended up with some “abstract” photographs. I know what they are because I know where they were taken but I am not sure if a viewer would be able to.  I have been painting “abstract…