Welcome to Sophie E Tallis Illustrations!
I am a freelance illustrator for HarperCollins, Penguin Random House and other publishers as well as producing private commissions and artworks for individual clients.
I was honoured to be shortlisted for 'Best Artist' in the 2018 British Fantasy Awards and am even more chuffed to be shortlisted again in the 2019 British Fantasy Awards!!!
I'm a professionally trained traditional artist working in pencil, pen & ink, watercolour, oils, acrylic, silk paints, gouache, mixed media, collage, charcoal, pastels and other mediums.
I am a skilled muralist (mural artist), specialising in window mural paintings in a wide range of themes and styles and I also run art workshops, specifically in silk painting and portraiture. I have yet to plunge into the medium of digital art though, but that will be my next adventure!
I have a Post-Grad in Education, a National Diploma in Art & Design and BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art, including photography and sculptural ceramics, and have had several successful exhibitions, including being the Finalist in the national Metro Agency competition, beating out over 10,000 other entrants to have my work exhibited in London. I was also awarded a place at the prestigious Slade School of Art in London for a MA in Fine Art, which I will return to one day. I am a highly skilled practitioner with excellent visual acuity and drawing skills and have been drawing and painting since I was child.
Creativity and an ability to adapt to any style required are my key skills. I can produce varied work of the highest standard from detailed figurative work, abstract, cartoons, picture books, novel illustration, portraiture, landscape, hyper-realism and impressionism, or can emulate any specific illustrator's milieu, whether it be Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac and Beatrix Potter or Enid Blyton, E.H. Shepard, Chris Riddell and Quentin Blake!
I only produce original artwork for each individual client, which is based on their specifications and is unique to them, and will never re-use in whole or in part, that artwork for other clients. I am particularly known for my portraiture and fantasy cartography - high quality fantasy maps.
All my artwork is copyrighted and owned by myself and cannot be used in whole or part without my express permission. If you'd like to find out more about what I do, hire me for an art workshop, commission a piece of artwork or discuss some illustrations for a book or project, please use the contact form on this website.
Thanks for visiting Sophie E Tallis Illustrations. Here are a few examples of my work, I hope you enjoy them.
For additional information about my writing & artwork please check out my website: Sophie E Tallis or to buy some of my original artisan art, check out my new Etsy shop - Sophie's Artisan Arts!