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I studied fine art painting at Newcastle University in the 90s.

I am now a full time artist based in Cardiff. I continue to have strong links with the South West and Bristol where I lived for 20 years.

I am an expressive artist whose work explores the balance and relationship between realism and the abstract mark. I emphasise draughtsmanship within my work, combining the application of marks, patterns, colours and gestures. My portrait work often looks at human emotions and combines fluid marks and tight detail together.

I exhibit nationally, have won some awards, work to commissions, hold workshops and provide private tuition, having over 20 years of teaching experience. I even do some live painting.

Thank you for looking at my work. If you like any of my pieces, please contact me direct about original and reproductions for sale or to commission a bespoke piece for you. (sophiegalliers@hotmail.com).

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On Instagram, (Sophie Galliers Art), I also have details of what I am up to and a visual blog of my day to day journey as an artist. It is much more up to date.


Aug. 2022. Ilminster art Center. 2 woman show “private Obsessions with Namcy Farmer.

July 8th,9th,10th 2022. Penarth Art Fair. Penarth Pavillion.

May 2022. DogsTrail. Wild in Art sculpture art Trail Cardiff. Snoopy trail artists painted and designed giant Snoopys.

Feb/April 2022. WAAW open exhibition Barry Art Central .

Nov 2021 Winter Open Cardiff Made

Aug 2021 Clifton art Club Open. Winner of members Prize with my drawing of Curtis Holder. 

June 2021. Ecotone exhibition tribeasthetica.

April 2021 Telephone Exhibition. International online exhibition where 100s of artists, writers and musicians complete work only in response to the previous piece. I created 1 of the 5 original thread pieces.

Nov 2020. BSA open exhibition . 

March 2020. WAAW women’s month exhibition . Barry Art Central.

March 2020. “Ages of Women”  exhibition. Alchemy Bristol. 

Feb 2020 Art Battle Bristol regional final. Cancelled.

Jan 2020 Creates Open Exhibtion. Monmouth

Oct 2019 BBC Peaky Blinders Comp. Runner up winner.

Oct 2019 Cass Art Bristol. Solo exhibition .

Sept. – Dec. 2019. RWA open. 2 pieces selected. 

August 2019. DWD group exhibition, create Center, Bristol.

August 2019. Clifton Art Club Summer Exhibition. Bristol. 

July – Sept. 2019.  Solaris. Group show with Tribeaisthetica, Bristol Malago.

May 2019. 2 Group exhibitions with Bristol Reactions Project. Showing work from collaborations between Bristol artists and scientists.

April – June 2019 Group show with Tribe Aisthetica at the Malago, Bristol.

Feb – June 2019. Fill that Space group exhibition, Leigh Court, Bristol.

March/April 2019. Leading portrait workshops with Tribe Aisthetica in Bristol.

Feb 28th – March 2nd 2019. Bath Art fair. Artist stand. Bath Pavilions.

Feb 2019 – March 2019. Creates Gallery Monmouth. 3 pieces accepted for emerging artists open exhibition.

Nov. 2018. Southville Art Centre, Bristol. Solo show in corridor Gallery.

Oct. 2018.Winner of Art Battle Bristol heat.

Sept.- Aug. 2018.  Two pieces accepted into the “Visions of Science” exhibition at the Edge Gallery in Bath.

Aug. 2018. Clifton Art Club Open Exhibition. Bristol.

June – Aug. 2018. Solo Exhibition at the Pomegranate Cafe in Keynsham.

July 2018. Ilminster Open Exhibition group Show.

May 2018. Collaborative project with Keynsham ArtSpace on the Minerva Owls project in Bath.

May 2018. A2 Gallery, Wells. Representation of several pieces of my organic abstract pieces within their collection.

May 2018. Bath Art Fair. Personal artist stand.

May 2018. Southbank Arts trail. Southville Center.

April – June 2018. Clifton Art Club Exhibition. Group show at Steak of the Art Bristol.

March 2018. Solo exhibition at Bristol Folk House Cafe.

Nov. – Dec. 2017. Keynsham ArtSpace Pop up Shop and Exhibition.

 Nov. 2017. Totterdown Art Fair. Exhibiting with Tribe Aeisthetica.

Oct.-Dec. 2017
group exhibition at the Malago on North Street, Bristol with Tribe Aeisthetica.

Autumn 2017. Preselected for RWA Open Exhibition.

May, 2017
Southbank Arts Trail, Bristol.
Work shown in two venues during the course of the two-day event.

2010 – 2016
Southbank Art Trail, Bristol.
A showcase of work produced by the school where I worked, incorporating my own paintings.

1998 – 2017 
Working within art education with students from 11-to-18 in Coventry, Bath and Bristol, through which I have gained a wealth of skills and widespread knowledge of contemporary and historical art practice. I also have experience of facilitating workshops and extended projects with groups of between five and fifty people, as well as organising practical and historical visits nationwide and coordinating and overseeing small and large art exhibitions in my local area.

Will’s Art Warehouse, Putney Common, London.
Work selected for their summer exhibition.

Long Gallery, Newcastle University, Tyne & Wear
Joint two-person show.

Vauxhall Showrooms, Shrewsbury
Large landscape installed on premises for permanent display.

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