25th May – 2nd June 2024 Creative Kernow

Sophie Velzian Artist


Sophie is in the Helford Artists Collective and works in oil & cold wax to create coastal, flower and abstract paintings in her Helford River studio.

Sophie studied at the Slade School of Art, and in recent years achieved her lifelong dream to live by the sea and moved to Cornwall close to Falmouth and the Helford River. From her home studio, her passion is painting the Cornish coast and plants in oils and cold wax, capturing the different moods of the coastal scenery and every changing light. Her work features coastal scenes, plus abstracts and abstract flowers inspired by her Helford surroundings.

This is her second year of Open Studios, and in 2023 she became a full time artist, and has been part of a number of successful exhibitions in Cornwall, including Coast Colour Canvas, Port Navas, Tolmen Centre and the Prime Women Artists Group Show. Her goal is to capture the soul and spirit of where she lives and paints, and the emotional connection with these precious places.

Sophie is also one of the founding members of the Helford Artists Collective, a small group of artists who live and work by the Helford River across a variety of mediums, all of whom will be participating in Open Studios this year, forming a short circuit ideal for visiting within the same day. Also in the area within walking distance for visitors are the fabulous Trebah and Glendurgan Gardens, the Helford River and its swimming beaches, Budock Vean Hotel and the Ferryboat Inn.

Opening Times
11am - 5pm

Opening Days
Sat 25th May
Sun 26th May
Mon 27th May
Tue 28th May
Thu 30th May
Fri 31st May
Sat 1st Jun
Sun 2nd Jun

From Falmouth, head through Mawnan Smith follow signs to Budock Vean Hotel. Turn left into The Fairway - private road, just before hotel, house is first on right. Studio through side gate. Bus 35 from Falmouth, alight at Ferryboat Inn crossroads
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The venue has on site parking
The venue has toilet facilities
The venue is accessible to people with mobility difficulties
The venue is family friendly
The venue is open all year round by appointment

Accessibility Information
Mainly level, two small steps up to the studio. On road parking. Dogs welcome!