About Sophie K
Sophie Killingley is a freelance artist specialising in text-based art and cartooning.
Words and art-forms have always been an area of fascination for her, whether creating her family newspaper as a child, or as a young adult in youth orchestra, performing the incredible Mass for Peace with Sir Karl Jenkins, set to sacred texts and poetry from across the world. The interplay of word and music transfixed her.
Following in the footsteps of her favourite artist Kandinsky, she studied words and how they can be wielded in her law degree at the University of Warwick, before shifting to explore the absurdity and beauty of the world through art.
Her work and cartooning are quirky offerings of humour and heart from her perspectives on mental health, Christian culture, and the daily realities of having a neurodivergent family.
She is passionate about the intersection of faith and creativity and breaking down the sacred/secular divide to explore the world as it is, and freeing others to do the same. Her creative spiritual journal “Draw Near” had its international release in 2022, published by The Good Book Company.
Previous clients include Word Alive, Keswick Ministries, Evangelicals Now, Speak Life, Bible Society, Go Teach! The Good Book Company, Wycliffe Bible Translators, Discipleship Tech, Joyful Noise, Awesome Cutlery, Land & Salt, The Sensory Projects, Own My Life charity and children’s author Victoria Smith.
Sophie has written articles covering creativity, faith and neurodivergence for Premier Christianity Magazine, Evangelicals Now, The Evangelical Magazine, The Good Book Company Blog and Being Human Magazine.
Her radio appearances include UCB Ireland and Trans-World Radio, and she has been on various podcasts – A Certain Wandering, FIEC In-Dependence, When There Are No Words and Church Society.
She is on the UK Hutchmoot Team which works in tandem with The Rabbit Room to host an annual UK gathering to inspire, encourage and facilitate discussions on faith and art.
Sophie also runs a termly art therapy session for vulnerable women in the community and is a panel judge for the “New Beginnings” Art award in collaboration with The Women’s Support Centre in Surrey and The Lightbox Gallery Woking.
Want to hire Sophie for talks/workshop/collaboration? Get in touch here!