I'm Sophie Dare and I've been a creative artist, designer and writer since Graduating from UGA in 1990. This site features art, prints and gifts for a peaceful home, based on my original art.
My middle name,Dare, stems from my childhood in NC and the rich history of Virginia Dare and the Lost Colony.
My art journey has always been a means to offer HOPE to others that may be going through challenges. Beautiful things can inspire us to pause, take a breath and notice the simple joys that are all around us in nature and the environment.
Specifically chosen Art helps us share our story and the life experiences that make up a warm and inviting home. I hope that you find a statement piece of color, a decor item or gift that gives you great joy and sentiment. I also work with clients to personalize select commission projects here.
For more on my in-home studio and creative process, follow me on Instagram.
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Watch 20 ft Wall Mural Fund-Raiser Project Below. Mama Gator is at the end!
Your artwork makes me smile!
You KNOW that i love your artistry! Every single series speaks to my heart in different ways and i still cannot choose a favorite! I wish I had infinite cash and a larger home so I could display them everywhere! Your talent is such a gift!
Kelley Carnes Harris
I love your heartfelt art. Thank you for sharing your gift. i was particularly touched by you taking the time and effort to talk with the young ladies at the summer behavior camp. You encouraged them not only to express themselves through art yet you showed them what that can look like for each of them.
Jan Swygert Linden
I approached Sophia wanting a picture of our children for our 17th anniversary. I sent her a few pictures of the children and she did a beautiful pencil drawing, exactly the way I envisioned. When the final painting was complete I was so impressed. I have had many people contact me about Sophia's work once they saw my family painting. I can not wait to commission her to paint us a new painting."
“Sophie did a custom mermaid piece of my family. Never having met us, going off the questions she asked, she created the most beautiful piece of stunning art I own. Looking at it you would think she spends every waking hr with us. She perfectly described our family and we can’t wait to have her create more masterpieces for our home.”
“After being referred by a friend, I asked Sophie to paint a scene on glass for me. She listened, did the research and the finished product exceeded all expectations. She is very talented and easy to work with. I would definitely go back to her for future projects.“
Angie Astin Brauner
This 24"x 36" original hand-painted ocean scene has a blended ethereal sunrise in the sky and soft reflections in the water. With wrap-around canvas, signed by Sophie, It makes a great affordable gift for the art collector and beach lover.
Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.