Sophie Harden


Sophie Harden

Having left corporate life behind in 2016, Sophie decided to make the brave move into the art world. At first, concentrating in producing animal commissions and after a busy Christmas in 2016, she began to grow it into a creditable career. Since then Sophie hasn’t looked back, with her unique style selling well throughout galleries and privately with work being shipped as far as Australia and the Middle East.

Inspiration for Sophie’s work often involves the behind the scenes, whether in racing or bloodstock, exploring the daily routines of thoroughbreds. Based on a stud on the Oxfordshire/ Northamptonshire borders, she is never more than a few steps away from horses with her studio overlooking a paddock of mares and foals. As a passionate rider herself her horse is often used as a reference in her work to analysis joints and muscle groups.

Her contemporary and fluid technique allows movement to flood the painting, from the explosive energy and grace of horses to the small details that capture a moment in time. Often using a contrast of white oil on bright background colours, Sophie works to accentuate the adaptation of light, making the viewer perceive a 3D object from often just small marks and brushstrokes.

Sophie Harden


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