Sophie Allport was brought up in Potterhanworth, Lincoln, England with her brother Jem. She was at school in the city and then completed a two year foundation course at Lincoln School of Art & Design. She then went on to Leeds Metropolitan University where she graduated in 1994 with an impressive first class honours degree in Graphic Art & Design, specialising in illustration. Sophie then headed to London where she spent her time as a freelance illustrator working on projects for many famous names ranging from wine bottle label design to book and magazine illustrations.
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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 up into cards and limited edition prints. They proved a sell out and Sophie has become a stalwart of the Country Living Events ever since. During this time Sophie married and started to have children so her career took a bit of a back seat. She now has three boys and moved out of London in 2008 to her home in the countryside near Stamford in Lincolnshire.