Felicity Auden is a sculptor now based in Cardiff. Growing up in a village near Northampton, her father taught her the huge enjoyment to be had from really looking at nature and wildlife wherever it was to be found, and she was able to develop this love of nature pursuing a career as a woodcarver and sculptor.
She says: "Following a Fine Art Foundation course at Northampton School of Art I trained as a landscape architect at Leeds Polytechnic. In 1979 I decided to pursue a career in woodcarving and I was lucky enough to be given a set of old chisels, originally belonging to my grandfather's uncle who had been a cabinet maker in his spare time, and a workbench which had belonged to my grandfather."
Her beautiful and tactile work has been exhibited and sold at several galleries and exhibitions in England and Wales, including the Society of Wildlife Artists Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London, the Royal West of England Academy Autumn Exhibition, the ‘Nature in Art’ Gallery at Wallsworth Hall, and the St David’s Hall Gallery in Cardiff. We are delighted to be the first gallery in Edinburgh to be showing this lovely work.