Jola Pictures Jola Sopek
Hello! So glad to see you here!

I'm Jola, a freelance illustrator utterly in love with watercolours.
I take on commissions for custom illustrations, packaging and logo design. I teach watercolour techniques online & in person.
My focus is on realistic food illustrations and loose watercolour patterns. I adore vibrant, natural colour palettes and take my inspiration from nature walks, grocery shops, and some of my favourite music.

I picked up a set of cheap watercolour paints randomly one day in 2017 without prior experience or much interest in painting, and, to my surprise, got instantly HOOKED. I haven't stopped painting (nearly) every day since. The immense passion has been further fuelled through building a following of 75k on Instagram (@jolapictures) where I share a lot of my work-in-progress and art tips.
I come from Lodz, Poland where I grew up and lived until 18 years old. Currently based in Brighton, UK where I work from my illustration studio. At university I studied photography in which I hold a BA (Edinburgh Napier University) and a MA degree (University of Brighton).

For commissions, collaboration and teaching enquiries please e-mail me at
I look forward to hearing from you!
See behind the scenes from my studio and view work in progress on Instagram @jolapictures
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