Sophie Niemann – Ethereal Stalker

Textile | 72 × 32 cm | Framed


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In her stitched artwork, Sophie Niemann has aimed to capture the elusive and transcendent essence of a stalking leopard, moving with ghostly elegance whilst approaching its quarry. Witnessing this behaviour while studying leopards inspired Sophie to depict their silent movements, leaving certain areas unfinished to evoke its fleeting presence and ethereal beauty.

Embroidery on fabric


Sophie Niemann is a British born, self-taught fibre artist and zoologist living in South Africa. For over 25 years, she has spent her time involved in conservation and training young people. Her artwork is inspired by her love of and experiences with wildlife, and aims to connect a wider audience to nature’s beauty and wonder, to open a dialogue about conservation and the issues facing wildlife. Sophie is known for combining an intricate technique called ‘Threadpainting,’ and African fabric applique, employing freehand machine embroidery, where stitches and fabric are her ‘paint’, giving her artwork a unique depth and texture.


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.