Sophia Pauley is an artist based in Edinburgh and graduated from the University of Edinburgh specialising in Painting, (class of 2018). The shapes, lines and composition of her work stem from environments associated with water, especially swimming pools, lakes and the sea. Sophia continues to visit watery vistas, now focussing on the architecture and ambience surrounding these spaces, responding to it to create work that enhances the space. Her finished work uses the media of painting on canvas or wood, screen printing and painted sculptural installations.


First Class BA (HONS) ART: Edinburgh College of Art

Foundation at the Cardiff Arts Academy

Howell's School Llandaff, Cardiff



2018: Winner of the ACS Studio Residency Award 2018

Winner of the Pittenweem Bursary Award (exhibition 3 - 12 August 2018)

Shortlisted for the Astaire Prize

Commended entry - ECA Supersize Image Competition

2017: Shortlisted for the Astaire Prize

2014: Winner of the Jane Coffin Art Cup


Saatchi Art ‘Invest In Art’ report 2018

Voyage Magazine ‘Local Stories’ 2018

ArtMag June/July 2018 for Pittenweem Arts Festival

Aesthetica Magazine January Issue 2018