Ay Up Duck – Blue
Sophie Cartmell

Artists Bio:

In 2015, I completed a Master’s Degree at The University of Derby specialising in Children’s Literature and Illustration.
I went on to become a self-employed illustrator and set up a small illustration business called Duck & Peach Illustration, and had a little shop in my adopted hometown of Belper. During the last 8 years, I have designed and painted wall murals for other businesses such as shops and cafes. I’ve also stocked my work with a great variety of independent stockists throughout the UK.

In 2021 I had a children’s book published called ‘Mary’, all about Mary’s journey to self-acceptance and finding her tribe.

I have two daughters and two cats and I spend my spare time walking and doing the occasional hot yoga class. I love a cuppa and have a sweet tooth too so if you’ve got any Haribo, I’ll have some please.

My chosen mediums are gouache and ink, and procreate is a go-to for me too. I like bigger canvases, so walls are very appealing to me!

My work is bright and colourful and often features cute little characters, all created to make you smile.