Sophie Harding spent her childhood in Dorset. After leaving school she studied at Central St Martins in London, graduating with a BA (Hons) in Fashion and Textiles. She works from her studio in Penzance, painting coastal scenes in a style of naive simplicity and charm. Her great-aunt Jeka Kemp was a well-known post-impressionist painter, and her grandmother was a cousin of Arthur Rackham.


Painting, printmaking, textiles


Open Studios Cornwall 2013; 2014; 2015; 2016; 2017; 2018; 2019; 2020 (postponed); 2022; 2023

2018: STISA Spring Open Exhibition (28 April-22 May)

2019: Full of the Joys, Byre Gallery, Millbrook (30 Mar-27 Apr)

2019: Imagine Falmouth, Falmouth Art Gallery (23 Nov-18 Jan)

2020: Spring Exhibition, Byre Gallery, Millbrook PL10 1AJ (1 Apr-2 May)

2020: Winter at The Byre, The Byre Gallery, Millbrook, Torpoint (14 Nov 2020 - 3 Jan 2021 ONLINE)