Frances Daunt Animal Artist
Award winning animal artist
Frances Daunt is an award-winning animal artist living in Derbyshire. As an animal lover she is fascinated in the 'soul' or character of animals and this shines through in her work.
Frances keeps her work fresh by working in a variety of media. She mainly works in oils or pastels and coloured pencils, creating artwork which is held in private collections world-wide. However, she finds that by using different media she is continually challenging herself and learning something new which helps keep her work fresh and interesting.
She is well known for her ever popular and rather unique map art. These are mixed media pictures painted directly on to vintage maps and then dry mounted and framed.
Frances also creates felted pictures. These are pictures made entirely of wool which are mounted and framed. The birds and animals of the Derbyshire countryside are a particular source of inspiration for Frances' felted work, so there are always lots of hares and badgers as well as kingfishers and owls.
Frances likes to use her work to spread a message of conservation and regularly donates work to animal charity fundraisers. Her work was part of the invitational selection for Explorers Against Extinction 2018 - 2020 and she also regularly donates to animal rescue centres.
In normal years Frances' artwork can be seen in big national exhibitions including with The Exhibition of Wildlife Art, Craft in Focus and BirdFair. She also exhibits with The Wildlife Art Society International.
If you would like to follow Frances' work please take a look at her website (www.francesdaunt.com) or follow her on
or Twitter @GardenGallery2.