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 fair.

Having 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.

She 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 following shows

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Artwork on this website is the property of Mandy Staple.
You may not copy, modify, reuse, download or distribute these images and designs without the permission of the artist.
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Web site created January 2007... Last update Oct 2010