"I'm interested in everyday, real-life feelings and stories. Painting is also a place where I can use humor to deal with [anxiety]. And for someone else looking at the painting, it's approachable because it's using humor to address something that can be quite serious."

Sophie Vallance Cantor was born in 1993 in Stirling, Scotland. She studied painting in London at Camberwell College of Arts between 2011 and 2012, 2013 and 2015.