Sophi Beharrell was born in Welwyn Garden City. Long-standing family connections with Cornwall and the memory of wonderful family holidays in the county prompted her move to Cornwall in the 1990s, to work as a ship's chandler. Subsequently she began painting professionally from the Waterman's Gallery on Custom House Quay in Falmouth, once owned by the Newlyn School artist, Henry Scott TUKE. Her landscapes and seascapes have been exhibited widely both in Cornwall and further afield.