Sophie Bastien was born in France. She currently works and lives in Montreal.
Sophie’s passion for portraiture started when she joined Fine Art School at the age of 18, where she was tasked with painting her peers. She instinctively started painting with vibrant strokes but couldn’t achieve the same photo-realistic results she did painting still lives so decided to hone her style.
After her studies, she moved to London, UK, craving the artistic freedom of her neighbors. She worked there as a creative designer for well known fashion and luxury brands while making sure to still have time to paint. She then moved to Melbourne, Australia for 2 years where her style evolved radically, leaving behind the graphic elements of her paintings and focusing more on the characters. In 2019 she moved to Montreal and decided to concentrate exclusively on her paintings and become a full-time artist. Sophie has been exhibiting in Los Angeles, Paris, Berlin, Miami and London among other cities.