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Sofia Barton Illustration

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Sofia Barton Illustration

I am a Punjabi artist from Newcastle upon Tyne who creates bright artwork which is heavily influenced by nature and heritage. My work is multidisciplinary, and consists of paintings, design and digital content.

A huge portion of my work is inspired by matchboxes and vintage packaging. I love re-designing these to the background and context of places, merging the traditional with contemporary imagery. This rich influx of diverse cultures with retro postcards, railway posters and Victorian matchbooks portrays a careful study more reflective of a modern society.

Graduated from Edinburgh Napier University with a Photography and Film BA Hons in 2012. I specialised in documentative and portrait photography. However, by 2016 with the birth of my son I decided to delve back into my roots in the arts and started painting. This quickly led to the designs exploring Indian matchboxes and culture that you see today.