Sophie painting in the Tsavo River, Kenya

A little about Sophie

British painter Sophie Walbeoffe studied at Wimbleon school of art 1980-84.  After much travelling and painting she settled down to live in Kenya for twenty five years.  In 2012 she moved to Jerusalem where her husband worked for the International Comittee of  the Red Cross.  Walbeoffe's paintings have evolved by having the opportunity to paint out in the wild or in the landscapes of Africa and the Middle East . 

Over the last two years Sophie has been working with Cynthia Moss, (one of the worlds top elephant researchers) in Amboseli National Park, Kenya, on a joint venture creating a book 'impressions of Amboseli' which will be out in December 2019. Sophie was also selected to illustrate 25 books with Harriet Stanes that accompany The Elephant Queen, Apples first film purchase. The Film comes comes out in November 2019. 

Sophies next exhibition will be held at the Osborne Studio Gallery in May 2020. 

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Current Exhibition:


19th May - 12th June 2020

The Osborne Studio gallery

2 Motcombe Street



Take a quick peek of Sophies upcoming exhibition

View the full gallery here


Film made for Sophie's online exhibition while in lockdown in Nairobi

Sophie Walbeoffe Instagram

About Sophie

Sophie Walbeoffe (born 1961) studied Fine Art at Wimbledon School of Art, later with Cecil Collins at the Central School of Art , a teacher inspired by Eastern spirituality, who encouraged his students to use their hands, and more eccentrically, their mouths and feet.