British artist Sophie Tea Art’s artwork is instantly recognisable.
Defined by her vibrant use of colour, energetic drips and signature splats – her work champions inclusivity, self-acceptance, accessibility and strives to make women feel just a little bit nicer about themselves.
Starting in 2014, Sophie Tea began her painting journey with no art degree, no contacts and a small amount of skill. After rejections from every gallery she applied for, Tea knew that she would have to take a different approach if she was going to succeed. Fast forward 9 years and she has harnessed the boundless power of social media to elevate her brand to cult status.
Tea’s story is told through different eras of artwork which mark important milestones of her journey as an Artist. Always pushing herself to learn and create new things – her work spans multiple mediums, including paint and canvas, VR, experiential events, publishing (her debut book ‘Send Nudes’ launched in 2023), sculpture, glass and much more.
Tea has exhibited in London, LA, Sydney, Bali, Dubai and now has her own gallery in London’s acclaimed Carnaby Street which is free for anyone to visit and simply enjoy the art. A powerful message of inclusivity has been embraced by her passionate followers and collectors which cements the brand today. Her recent projects include ongoing support projects with Mind mental health charity, WaterAid x Saatchi Gallery, plus ‘Brewing’ – her incubation project to encourage and support young art talent – providing up and coming artists hanging space in her gallery.
2024 looks to bring even more growth for Sophie Tea as she redefines what it means to be an artist today.