I am Frances Daunt, although I usually hide behind my working name of Garden Gallery. I am a self taught artist living in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside.
I have always loved art, but twenty years of home educating my four children left me with very little time to pursue my interest. However, the past two years have seen my time returned to me and I have fully immersed myself into creating art.
My main love is felted artwork. My pieces, generally large, are created by a mixture of wet felting and needle felting, and largely inspired by the birds and animals that I photograph and/or sketch whilst I am out walking. As well as selling those pieces I also work to commission (including the popular felted pet portraits). I have clients in the UK and USA.
Here are some recent comments from my customers:
“Better than I ever could have imagined”
“I thought it looked great in the pictures… but in reality it is even more vibrant and wonderful. And it is so skilfully done – I’ve never seen anything like it!”
“It is astonishing how you can make her so lifelike with felt.”
“So beautiful,such lovely colours and you want to touch as soon as you look at them.”