I am a self-taught fiber artist making realistic animal portraits out of locally sourced sheep's wool and other natural fibers. I especially love to portray farm animals, birds, and housepets.
My family is very artistic, including painters, woodworkers and sculptors. Being surrounded by creativity all my life, I have loved making art ever since I could hold a pencil. My parents have always encouraged me to pursue creativity, so when I found out about needle-felting when I was twelve they bought me a kit and I figured out the techniques on my own. My parents have supported me in my artwork every step of the way and I wouldn't have come this far without their encouragement.
I discovered that I love working with wool, capturing my favorite animals in felt, and having my artwork go to other people's homes. Along my art journey I met some great people and I love to connect with my customers. There is great satisfaction in making something by hand, sending it out carefully wrapped in tissue paper and ribbon, and then hearing about someone's joyful or bittersweet reaction to opening the package and seeing their favorite dog or cat looking up at them.
From Bolton, Massachusetts to the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains, I continue to offer detailed, realistic, and personalized portraits, working hard and communicating with my customers to achieve the perfect final product.
Thank you for 5 years of supporting my small business!
Fancifelt est. 2013