Mandy Staple lives on the Somerset/Dorset border, England.
Over the past few years of
painting and pencil drawing as a hobby, she has been bitten
by the bug of pyrography after visiting a woodland craft
learnt the techniques of wood burning from an excellent teacher
in South Wales, and combining her love of the natural world
she has gone on to produce these stunning and beautiful floral
and wildlife illustrations. For her wood burning she uses
all locally sourced material from sustainable woodlands.
can be found at many craft and country shows throughout the
year displaying her craft and supporting other local crafts
people, she is also an active member of the Dorset Coppice
Group whose aim is to raise the profile of coppiced woodland
and the products it produces. She also has a interest in flowers
and is a keen birdwatcher and photographer.
All the artwork in the gallery are original pieces of pyrography.
The images are drawn onto the wood and then the outlines and
shading are burnt in before being individually hand painted.
Inspiration for the artwork comes from a wide range of places
including source, pattern and guide books, magazines and her
own photography. Any image can be drawn and painted again
onto another individual and unique piece of Dorset wood, but
no two pieces will ever be the same.
Mandy can be found at the
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