British born artist Sophie Walbeoffe has painting in her veins. Her French great grandparents were both painters living in Antibes, France during 1920s. Her great uncle established the Courtauld Institute of Art. She studied painting at the Wimbledon School of Art.
Sophie lives in Kenya and has travelled extensively, and has lived in Israel, Africa and Dubai. Drawn by stories of the desert landscapes and the Bedouins who have gracefully managed to maintain their traditions, Sophie painted in Dubai for two years where she learnt about British explorer Wilfred Thesiger, and subsequently in 1988 she became the official artist for Operation Raleigh in Kenya, and painted his portrait.
She is an exceptional painter and her beautiful paintings hang in private collections all over the world.