Sophie Artemis explores the dark and seductive world of the fairy tale within the context of modern attitutes towards feminism, sensuality and mystery and her books use peep holes and theatrical vistas to draw you into other worlds. In her paintings, Sophie focuses on the essence of the individual and paints portraits of people that she meets focusing on their spirit and the colour that they radiate. 

Sophie is Artist in Residence at a women's prison, freelance artist at Watts Gallery and teacher of Drawing and Illustration.

She graduated from a Fine Arts degree at Chelsea College of Art and Design in 1991 and held her first solo Book Art  exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery in 1992. Her work is held in many collections both nationally and internationally including The Tate Library and The National Art Library at the V & A)

Artist in Residence at HMP Send, funded by the Michael Varah Memorial Fund and supported by Watts Gallery.

Running Artist-led workshops with the elderly, prisoners and at risk teenagers teaching transferable skills, specific techniques and sustained concentration whilst developing a unique voice through making beautiful books and paintings. 

Sophie Artemis (also known as Sophie Artemis Pitt in a previous life) was born and educated in London but now lives and works in Guildford, Surrey. 

Books available for sale at

BookArtBookshop 1-3 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3DT.


Social Media Links 




Tutor Showcase Harvey Gallery Guildford GU1 February 2018

HMP Send Artist's Book Project exhibition. UWE Centre for Fine Print Research,Bristol 2016

Sheffield International Artist's Book Prize 2013 

International Book Festival of Illustrated Books 'Festival 7' La Central Del Raval Barcelona, Spain  2013

'What Matters Most' 2010,

International Book Festival of Illustrated Books 'Festival 5' Barcelona 2011

Red Gallery London 2012. Shortlisted for the bookart bookshop 10th anniversary celebrations exhibition with 'What is to be Done?'

Other exhibitions at the Barbican, Hardware Gallery, V&A, nationally and internationally as part of 'Volumes of Vulnerability' (2000) and at the London Artist book fairs. 

Artist's page in 'The Blue Notebook:Journal for Artist's Books' Volume 8, No1 October 2013.

Bookmarks Project Infiltrating the Library System #15 curated by UWE