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I am a french illustrator, art director and painter based in Paris, France.
I have been working as a freelancer for ten years now.
My range of fields includes fashion illustration, publishing, editorial, food and drink, luxury or the custom motorcycle scene.
With my artworks, I enjoy working with the contrasts, particularly by using traditional tools such as watercolor, acrylic, pencils, or ink. Elegance and strength are two very important things for me.
For my personal art, I have developed a style of contemporary romantic paintings. Feminine and delicate, I seek to create an original and aesthetic universe where strong beauties and nature are the heroes.

For commissions in advertising, editorial, publishing or enquiry about available artworks, please email me at : contact[at]sophievarela[dot]com

You can find me on : Tumblr | Instagram | Behance
REFERENCES
CLIENTSVIKTOR & ROLF, LE RITZ PARIS, L OREAL LUXE, COLIN PETER FIELD, HILTON ARC DE TRIOMPHE, EDITIONS DE LA MARTINIERE, STYLIST MAGAZINE, BABES RIDE OUT, DANAI BEACH RESORT, BIANCO ALPINE LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE, MARTINI, PUBLICIS, MARIONNAUD, EDITIONS LES PRESSES LITTERAIRES...

PUBLICATIONS IRON and AIR magazine (United Kingdom), VOGUE (Germany + Spain), REV motorcycle culture (Portugal), IN magazine (Hong Kong + China), COMPUTER ARTS (United Kingdom + France), LE FIGAROSCOPE (France), HEA7EN (France), CHIC TODAY (United Kingdom), ELEGY (France), C-HEADS (Austria), DAMSEL (USA), GALRILLA (United Kingdom), DROME (Italy), IDEAFIXA (Brazil), UCE magazine (USA), STONE magazine (Germany), SYNTHESIS (USA), ROCKPILE (USA), ISM QUATERLY (USA), TELERAMA (France)...

ONLINE FEATURESJuxtapoz, Behance, Illustration Served, Fricote, Vogue, Triumph, Moto Lady, Bonnefication, Moto-Mucci, Artskills...

BOOKSLE RITZ PARIS. UNE HISTOIRE DE COCKTAILS - Editions De La Martinière (France)
MAGIC PAINTBRUSH BY ILLUSTRATION - Hightone Publishing (China)
BAUDELAIRE SELON SOPHIE VARELA - Editions Les Presses Littéraires (France)
FROM PORTRAIT TO SELF-PORTRAIT - Elsa Peretti Foundation (Spain)
SOUND AND DESIGN - Zeixs Publishing (Germany)
GREAT NEW FASHION DESIGN - Zeixs Publishing (Germany)
T.SHIRT DESIGN - Zeixs Publishing (Germany)
ILLUSIVE 2 - Die Gestalten Verlag (Germany)
ALL ALLURE - Die Gestalten Verlag (Germany)
EXHIBITIONS
2017HARLEY DAVIDSON MUSEUM (group show curated by Oil and Ink Expo) - Milwaukee (USA)
PROGRESSIVE MC (group show curated by Oil and Ink Expo) - Sturgis (USA)
MOTOBLOT FESTIVAL (group show curated by Oil and Ink Expo) - Chicago (USA)
ROCKERS SPRINGS (group show curated by Oil and Ink Expo) - Minneapolis (USA)
CAFFEINE & OCTANE (group show curated by Oil and Ink Expo) - Jekyll Island (USA)
THE HANDBUILT SHOW (group show curated by Oil and Ink Expo) - Austin (USA)
DEUS (group show curated by Oil and Ink Expo) - Los Angeles (USA)
MOTOSOTA (group show curated by Oil and Ink Expo) - Minneapolis (USA)

2015JANE MOTORCYCLES (group show curated by Oil and Ink Expo) - New York (USA)
IRON & RESIN (group show curated by Oil and Ink Expo) - San Francisco (USA)
IRON & RESIN (group show curated by Oil and Ink Expo) - Ventura (USA)
CAFE RACER FESTIVAL (group show curated by Oil and Ink Expo) - Paris (France)
HANDBUILT MOTORCYCLE SHOW (group show curated by Oil and Ink Expo) - Austin (USA)
KONAWERKS (group show curated by Oil and Ink Expo) - Minneapolis (USA)
MOTO MODA (group show curated by Oil and Ink Expo) - Nashville (USA)

2012RITZ PARTY (solo show) - Ritz, Paris (France)
MIROIR MIROIR (group show) - Le Qu4tre, Paris (France)

2011LE RITZ PARIS. UNE HISTOIRE DE COCKTAILS (solo show) - Ritz, Paris (France)

2009FRUITS DEFENDUS (solo show) - Atelier Gustave, Paris (France)
LUVGALZ (2) (group show curated by Stenkat) - Dune, Paris (France)

2008HAPPILY EVER AFTER ? (2) (group show curated by Monica Choy) - Suite 100 Gallery, Seattle (USA)
MASTERS REBORN, RE-IMAGINING THE GREATS (group show curated by Matt Wagner) - Compound Gallery, Portland (USA)

20079 PORTES (duo show with Raphaël Susitna) - Djoon, Paris (France)
PLANTES (duo show with Playmoo) - Dune, Paris (France)

2006ROXY JAM (group show curated by Spacejunk Gallery) - Biarritz (France)
ROUGE (group show) - Creasenso Agency, Paris (France)
GIRLS BY GIRLS (group show) - Spacejunk Gallery, Grenoble (France)
LES MAIMORABLES (group show curated by Spacejunk Gallery) - Bayonne (France)
GUERILLA ZOO (group show) - Corsica Studios, London (United Kingdom)
LITTLE SQUARES (group show) - ISM Gallery, Long Beach (USA)
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