Sophie Allport was brought up in Potterhanworth, just oustide Lincoln, with her brother Jem. She was at school in the city and later went to Leeds University where she graduated in 1994 with an impressive first class honours degree in Graphic Art and Design, specialising in Illustration.
Following her degree, Sophie was asked to join a world renowned illustration agency in London where she worked closely with many famous clients producing illustrations for books, magazines and wine labels – and who said you can’t mix business with pleasure?
In 1996, Sophie was invited to demonstrate her skills at the Country Living Fair in London and decided to have a few of her illustrations made into cards and limited edition prints. they proved a sell out and Sophie has become a stalwart of the Country Living Events since.