MEET THE GIRL GANG
Mega babe, independent artist and travelling beauty Sophie Tea is a force to be reckoned with! She is taking over the world one painting at a time and recently had her very own 90's art show 'Game Girl'. Read about Sophie's inspiration and what makes her one of our fave humans on the planet...
What do you never leave the house without?
Passport – I HONESTLY spend my life losing my drivers license because it holds no real importance to me. My passport does the same job but is ALSO my adventure pass to fun places, so I hang on to it with my dear life. I also spend my time and love being on-the-go; having the flexibility to get on a flight whenever I want is mission critical.
What are your 3 fave Instagram accounts?
Sally Mustang – She is a banging artist who loves getting her boobs out. We are so similar.
Mimi – Once a hard-core fan girl, now she is legit my mate (no biggy). I met this legend on a flight to Australia and you should check her out coz her account is so cooool and she is coming to my studio to paint next month to show me her skills with paint!
The Gypsy Shrine – As my bezzie mate, Jenna (hey hun), is the mastermind behind it all, it gives me great pleasure watching it go from strength to strength. Also the girls I have met along it’s beautiful journey are regularly featured and I love keeping up to date with our amazing team xxxx
Who’s your dream dinner date, dead or alive?
David Bowie. THIS GUY, single handedly launched my art career. The day he died I painted a tribute picture of him and posted it online. From that picture I got 1 commission from friends, then 3 commissions from friends of friends, then 5; now I get commissioned from all across the globe. I’d like to thank him for inspiring me and drill him for all of his tips on making it big.
Give us your best tips for always looking glam at a festival…
Make friends with trades people that have access to the VIP showers. OR just cover your hair, face, boobs and bum in glitter. ONLY THE GYPSY SHRINE GLITTER WORKS.
You’re stranded on a desert island for a month, what 3 things would you take…
Paint brush, paints and canvas, but like obviously if I was really stranded then a phone, a private jet and my boyfriend who can fly it for me lol.
You successfully launched a career as an artist… do you have any advice for any aspiring artists out there?
My advice to aspiring artists is to JUST BLOODY DO IT! If you're a creative and you're driven, you are never going to be fully fulfilled in the 9-5. So rather than wishing your life away, do something about it. It will be rubbish at times, you will be skint, you will question every decision that you make, BUT if you're passionate, put in the hours consistently and believe in your worth, it's yours for the taking. Good luck!!!
We’re all about girl power! What does girl power mean to you?
NOT COMPARING YOURSELF. This is something that I’m honestly still not great at. There will always be someone prettier than you, smarter than you, better at business than you, more IG followers than you, more dogs, more money, better at taking selfies, someone that doesn’t have a really long second toe like you. GET OVER IT. Concentrate on being the best version of yourself; instead of chasing happiness, it will find you!
What’s your fave place in the world?
This is such a hard one! I’m going to break it down into 3 parts:
Party: New York Arty: San Francisco Love Hearty: Sydney
Find Sophie's art and follow her journey over @sophieteaart