Yes, it’s true, Mandi paints on real feathers!!
Where does she get her feathers from?
The majority are found on her daily dog walks in the countryside, others are collected by her friends and followers.
How long does it take to paint a feather? You may well ask “How long is a piece of string?”
Not only is each feather she works on completely unique, so is each painting she paints. You can be sure that 100% of attention to detail goes into each and every painting, along with a big dose of heart and soul.
What made Mandi choose feathers to paint on?
That’s a long story, which you can read via the button below. ….but who doesn’t love a feather???
Mandi’s Brag Book
This is Mandi’s version of that little photo album that our grandmothers proudly carry about in their handbags, bursting with photos of their grandchildren.
It contains her artworks that got the most ‘oohs and aaahhs’ at events; received most likes and shares on Facebook; were selected into juried exhibitions; sold as soon as they were finished and those very special pieces chosen by esteemed judges to win an award.
Did your favourite make the cut?
Ink Art Portfolio
The Feather Lady Finds Ink….
When lockdown hit, I dived headlong into painting my favourite birds on feathers, making the most of every moment.
As one by one, every exhibition and event I had planned for the year was cancelled, my desire to paint dried up – there seemed little point in picking up a brush.
I came across a free online art course which was inspirational and sparked a new venture into the world of abstraction. Experimenting with marks, colours and textures without the expectation of creating a ‘finished painting’ was liberating.
Having ordered a bottle of alcohol ink by mistake, I did some experimenting to find out what it was capable of….Suddenly birds began to reappear in my paintings….bright, fluid, colourful birds with a hint of abstract!!! Working loosely in ink was so much fun – Here are some of my first attempts, I hope you like them…because there will be lots more to come – and don’t worry, there will be more feathers too…!!!