Sofia Perina-Miller was born in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg) in the USSR (now the Russian Federation) in 1974. Throughout her childhood Sofia developed her innate artistic talent and entered a specialist art school before going on to the University of Technology and Design in Saint Petersburg where she gained her degree in Fine Art and Textiles.Following graduation, Sofia worked simultaneously as an artist and a private art tutor at her studio in her home city. The artist’s move to Scotland in 2000 heralded a new, experimental use of decorative and fine art and she began to develop a distinctive style of floral painting, combining watercolour painting with gel pens.
Since her move, Sofia has built upon her past achievements. She exhibits at leading galleries throughout the United Kingdom and has had her work accepted by prestigious competitions, including the annual Singer and Friedlander Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, The Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art, The Federation of British Artists’ Annual Exhibition, The British Society of Painters in Watercolour, The Society of Botanical Artists and The British Society of Women Artists among many others.