Safiya Aman Nguyen – Taking Flight

Original, Painting | 37 × 30 cm | Framed


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Every fall, monarch butterflies migrate to the Pacific Grove Monarch Sanctuary in California. When the artist Safiya Nguyen visited the site, she was in awe of the thousands of butterflies clustered together, fluttering to warm up. This painting depicts the monarchs warming up to fly and hopefully draws awareness of this endangered species.

Watercolour on paper


Safiya Nguyen is a 15 year old artist based in California who enjoys frequently experimenting with a variety of mediums. She picked up art as a hobby when she was a young child and often takes inspiration from her wildlife photography and surroundings. Safiya aims to create art that captures the spirit of her subjects and hopes to inspire other young artists.


Please note that shipping costs are not included in the purchase price for this artwork, and there may be additional customs charges for deliveries outside the UK.  Upon purchase, a member of the DSWF team will be in touch to discuss collection or delivery options. All artworks will remain at the Mall Galleries, even if sold, until the exhibition concludes on 6 July 2024.


At least 50% of the proceeds from this sale will support the charitable work of David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) and our ground-based conservation partners across Africa and Asia.