I have enjoyed creating art all my life. I rediscovered my love for fine art and craft this year, and have launched my own shop, Handmade by Nellie, where I sell hand-painted 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.

Handmade by Nellie Products

  • Greetings Cards


    A pack of 8 greeting cards with envelopes, hand-painted in watercolour with different designs. A pack can be 8 of the same, or mixed and matched designs.

  • Painted Canvas


    A stretched cotton canvas (25.4 x 20.3cm) hand-painted in watercolour with different designs.

  • Painted Bookmark


    A single hand-painted bookmark, completed with a colourful ribbon.

Handmade by Nellie Designs

I hope to expand my portfolio of designs and list of products in the future.

Animal Portraits

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.

  • During the spring, I dried out rose petals and ground them down to create a unique painting pigment. More here.

  • During the summer, I picked leaves and printed them onto fabric through the process of hapa zome. More here.

  • During the autumn, I foraged acorns, pine cones, conkers, and more to create seasonal crafts using natures treasures. More here and here.

  • During the winter, I coated pine cones in wax to create natural firelighters, or braskotten. More here.

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