I have enjoyed creating art all my life. I rediscovered my love for fine art and craft this past year, and have launched my own shop, Handmade by Nellie, where I sell greetings cards and other creations. My works are inspired by nature, the changing seasons, and the folklore of the land, and are painted in colourful, whimsical style.
What I sell
I hope to expand my portfolio of designs and list of products in the future.
I also enjoy painting in a more realistic style, especially to create animal portraits like the ones below. Birds are my favourite subjects to paint in this style: I love creating the texture of feathers by layering ink on top of watercolour to create highlights and shadows. I have also painted squirrels and butterflies as commissioned pieces.
Seasonal Craft Projects
I have really embraced nature and the changing seasons in my art this year. I have explored and discovered many ways to incorporate nature’s bounty into my craft, and have experimented through the seasons with different methods and processes.