Sophie Layton trained at Camberwell School of Art and completed a degree in Fine Art Printmaking at the University of Brighton in 2009. Two works from her degree show were selected for inclusion in the Aldrich collection and several others were acquired for private collections. Since graduation Layton's work has featured in a number of exhibitions including the Affordable Art Fair and Originals 10 at the Mall Galleries, and she has had several solo exhibitions in central London and elsewhere.
Sophie's work consists of a series of monotypes that explore light and aim to create expression through the use of subtle colour and a rich, painterly quality in print. She uses tones placed side by side to evoke qualities of light and shifts of mood. In 2017 Sophie was accepted to a residency at three different printmaking studios in Japan at which she learned the mokuhanga printing technique. This has now been incorporated into her practice to enhance the translucence of her colours.
Sophie lives and works in London.