artist / wife / stationery designer / side-hustler / calligrapher / small business owner / paint boss / perfectionist / dog mom / crime junkie / 

schitt's creek fanatic

Currently living my best life down in North Carolina with my husband Ben aka ‘husben’ and our two dogs Chip Pickles (American Cocker Spaniel) & Chase (Rescue Black Lab Mix).  This is a recent photo of us taking a quaranteam stroll through a local park for some fresh air! 

Ben and I got married at Summerfield Farms  in 2017. He is the unsung hero of this small biz and keeps everything (and me) together. 
He cuts all of our acrylic signage in house,
crafts each wooden stand, and is quite the handyman. He's also my gut check for tough design decisions! 

... and yes I made our wedding invitations!

I side hustle at night and on weekends, and always reserve at least one weekend day to painting in natural light! My favorite subjects to paint are pets, houses and wedding venues. I love being able to digitize my artwork to create personalized gifts and custom stationery!

Art has always been a big part of my life, I started taking private lessons when I was seven, and went on to study various mediums throughout high school and college, later finding my niche with watercolor and calligraphy.


Sophia is a full-time Strategic Designer, Artist, Wife and Dog Mom. Originally from New England, she now resides in Greensboro, North Carolina with her husband Ben and their two dogs. When not listening to true crime podcasts and painting in her newly rennovated babe cave, she enjoys volunteering with the Junior League of Greensboro, wandering thrift stores, and re-watching Schitt's Creek.


Sophia graduated from Union College in Schenectady, New York (Magna Cum Laude) where she studied in Fine Art and History. Sophia has since pursued a career in Strategic Design by day and thepaintgrind by night. 

awards & recognition: 

Arnold I. Bittleman Memorial Prize 

Awarded to one student each year who has studied drawing in the Union College Visual Arts Department and whose work is outstanding, winner 2012.

Excellence Award Recipient, TechTarget

Product Management Recognition, TechTarget

Brand Champion Award Recipient, TechTarget

Southern Bride Magazine, Winter/Spring 2021

The Carolina's Magazine, Winter/Spring 2020

Out of Our League Cookbook, 2020 cover artist

This painting is absolutely beautiful!!! My parents LOVE it. This was the perfect gift to thank them and commemorate a beautiful weekend.

Jordan (2020)