I am a french illustrator, art director and painter based in Paris (France).
Since 2004, I have worked as a freelancer in a range of fields including fashion illustration, publishing, editorial, luxury or music industries. My colourful pictorial work has been also published in various artbooks and featured in numerous publications.
For my personal art, I have developed a style of contemporary romantic paintings. Feminine, elegant, sexy, I seek to create an original and aesthetic universe where strong beauties and nature are the heroes.
Projects involving glamour, creativity and challenges are my favourites.
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
CLIENTSLE RITZ PARIS, DANAI BEACH RESORT, COLIN PETER FIELD, HILTON ARC DE TRIOMPHE, DAVOLO STUDIO, PUBLICIS DIALOG, BIANCO ALPINE LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE, ELEGY, UCE MAGAZINE, DROME, MARIONNAUD, EDITIONS DE LA MARTINIERE, EDITIONS LES PRESSES LITTERAIRES...
PUBLICATIONS VOGUE (Germany + Spain), 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), IDEAFIXA (Brazil), UCE MAGAZINE (USA), STONE MAGAZINE (Germany), SYNTHESIS (USA), BASTARD MAGAZINE (Germany), 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)
2015IRON & RESIN (group show curated by Oil and Ink Expo) - San Francisco (USA)
IRON & RESIN (group show curated by Oil and Ink Expo) - Ventura CA (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 TX (USA)
KONAWERKS (group show curated by Oil and Ink Expo) - Minneapolis (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)