I love to celebrate nature, wildlife and life through both writing and art. I paint with soft pastels and also with wool felt. I find the two mediums oddly similar in terms of the strong colours and the softness.

WOOL FELT: I mostly use (non-mulesed) merino wool for wet-felting, though I sometimes embellish my wet felted pieces with needle felting, hand embroidery or free-motion sewing.

PASTELS: I generally use a combination of Unison soft pastels, Pan Pastels and pastel pencils (Stabilo Cabothello most often). My go-to paper is Clairefrontaine’s Pastelmat, though I occasionally use other papers, even some I make by hand.

If you’re interested in buying any of the pieces below, I’d love to hear from you by email at: a.g.marks18 at


Soft pastels on pastelmat paper, 39 x 28cm unframed.

'I see you' Hare eye by Amanda Marks

I see you
Mixed media on board.

I am the bee-eater

Soft pastels and pastel pencil on pastelmat, SIZE, unframed.

'I am the bee-eater, chestnut-headed bee-eater' by Amanda Marks

Three flowers in soft pastel and pastel pencils:

Shady bluebell wood by Amanda Marks

Shady bluebell wood

Wet felt and free-motion sewing, SIZE unframed

Thorn bush at sunset by Amanda Marks

Thorn bush at sunset

Wet-felted. SIZE

'The Moon and the Hare' by Amanda Marks

The Moon & the Hare – SOLD

Wet felt and hand embroidery

'Robin in the snow' by Amanda Marks

Robin in the snow – SOLD

Wet and needle felt

'Down in the bluebell wood' by Amanda Marks

Down in the bluebell wood – SOLD

Wet felt and free-motion sewing

'Reflections at Shingle Street, Suffolk' by Amanda Marks

Reflections at Shingle Street, Suffolk – SOLD

Wet felt and hand embroidery

'Under the acacia trees' by Amanda Marks

Under the acacia trees – SOLD

Wet felt and hand embroidery