Artist Hayley Bird, from Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, will spend up to nine hours perfecting the birds onto the feathers.
After trying out her idea as a hobby, she’s been blown away by orders over the past 12 months.
The 36-year-old said: “A few years ago, I was walking around the craft shops on holiday in Cornwall, and I spotted a wonderful Indian painting on feathers.
“It looks absolutely amazing. The detail on such a small space was incredible, and I thought I would love to try that.”
“I experimented with a lot of natural surfaces, such as leaves and tree bark, but I found feathers to be the best,” she said. I treat them first with my secret, and then the paint doesn’t run. I paint with acrylics, and it works great.
“At first, I would use a variety of feathers that I found while walking, but as my business grew, I now order goose feathers online.”
Hayley’s she’s been kept busy with a variety of commissions.
“I started painting birds of prey, but I also received requests for pets. Dogs are trendy, and I have also painted horses, butterflies and several birds.” She said.
Many fans send Hayley feathers from their beloved birds, and then she paints their picture from their pet photo.
Hayley laughed and said: “I can’t paint people; I tried but it’s not my talent, but I really like painting animals.”
“I love using pheasant feathers, and I love creating things out of recycled materials. I like crafty. ”
“Painting is my little world, and it makes me happy. I like that my paintings also make other people happy.
“I have received a great response from my orders over Christmas. I love receiving videos and reacting when people receive them. I take real pride in my work and am delighted to see my little business succeed.”