The Drawing Year Alumni, 2009. Sophie Charalambous is a visual artist and designer. She studied Fine Art Painting at Brighton University and undertook postgraduate studies on the Motley Theatre Design course before working for several years as a theatre designer. In 2009 she attended The Drawing Year at The Prince's Drawing School (now the Royal Drawing School) and in 2010 exhibited in the Discerning Eye Drawing Award and was commissioned the School by Van Cleef and Arpels to draw in their workshops in Paris. Sophie took part in the 'Pretty Gritty City' exhibition at The Prince's Drawing School in Shoreditch in 2013 with two other Drawing Year alumni. She now combines her own practice with working collaboratively in the theatre and leading arts projects with community groups. She teaches drawing and painting with the Royal Drawing School to adults at Drawing School Central and on The Foundation Year and regularly collaborates with The British Museum to create and deliver events and workshops which respond to their changing exhibitions. In her own practice Sophie explores the theatricality of every day places through drawing and painting, re-imagining them with a heightened sense of reality and detail. She works from observation and memory using a variety of materials.