Freelance illustrator Sophie Burrows graduated from the University of the West of England with a first-class BA (Hons) in Illustration and recently conducted research into vitality in artwork on the Children's Book Illustration MA at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.
With a QEST Bendicks Scholarship, Sophie will complete her Masters, focusing on observational drawing, printmaking and creating books to develop practices that capture the energy of her sketchbook work. In her final year, she will exhibit at the Bologna Children's Book Fair to gain exposure to industry professionals from around the world.
"I can now continue my exploration into storytelling through imagery for children and young adult audiences. I am also working on my first picture book, having secured a two-book deal, and hope to develop my wordless comic, Crushing, into a long-form graphic novel."