Sophie Charalambous is an award-winning artist, who lives and works in London. She works on paper between drawing, watercolour and mono-printing. She regularly visits Cyprus (she is half British/half Cypriot) and in her work the Island's flora, fauna, folk art, ancient history and festivals are re-imagined into personal landscapes which fuse the old world and the observed present.
Her experience in theatre-design is evident in her work through her treatment of space and light, employing shadow, scale and a heightened sense of reality with elements taken from both life and imagination.
Sophie Charalambous won the Jerwood Printmaking Today Prize 2020, the Sunday Times Watercolour Prize 2018 and the David Gluck Memorial Drawing Prize 2017. Her large watercolour The Church in the Mountains was included in Prince and Patron a 2018 exhibition at Buckingham Palace. Charalambous has exhibited internationally and In 2010 was comissioned by Van Cleef and Arpels to draw in their workshops in Paris.
She trained as an undergraduate at Brighton University (BA Hons Fine Art Painting), before postgraduate studies at the Motley Theatre Design Course and The Royal Drawing School, where she is now a member of the teaching faculty.