Sophie Harden – The Waiting Game

Original, Painting | 80 × 65 cm | Framed


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‘The Waiting Game’ was inspired by a personal photo of lions waiting patiently for the midday heat to subside before venturing out on a hunt. The lions are individually in their pose of rest and interaction, seemingly talking among themselves. The vivid blues and yellows perfectly capture the intensity and heat of their environment.

Oil on canvas


Sophie is a professional artist based in Northamptonshire. Sophie’s subjects hail from her passion and love for animals both domestic and wild. With travel in her blood, each trip evolves around the animals she discovers, with regular trips to Africa to inspire her work. Her contemporary and fluid technique allows movement to flood the painting, from the explosive energy to small brushstrokes that capture a moment in time. Often using a contrast of white oil on bright background colours, or a limited vibrant palette, Sophie works to accentuate the adaptation of light, making the viewer perceive the subject matter from often just small marks and brushstrokes. Sophie has exhibited as a solo artist in the Osborne Studio Gallery, The Mall Galleries for Art for Youth and hosted her own exhibitions around the UK and in Kenya.


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.