Welcome, I'm Joan Moncrieffe (aka Prowse), a Devon based artist and designer – maker. Originally having graduated
with a degree in Three-dimensional design specialising in furniture designer-making, my passion for working three
dimensionally continued as I explored various media and became an illustrator and freelance artist. Having spent
several years working and living in France, I returned to the county of Devon to settle and continued to exhibit and
work as a commissioned artist. For the last 9 years I have been concentrating on developing textile work and have become
a leading international needle felting artist and tutor giving masterclasses both virtually and in person to people
from all over the world. My aim as an artist is to create works that both reflect and tap in to the beauty of the
creation that surrounds us and I draw deeply from my faith as a Christian. I am constantly seeking to explore new
ways of combining media to push the boundaries of what is traditionally accepted as art, and I especially like to
elevate the status of needle felting from craft into an artform. Do take time to explore my site and follow my
facebook page @joanprowseartfelt which has updates on work
in progress and up to date info on upcoming specialised workshops and masterclasses.
I hope my work succeeds in inspiring you to create your own or perhaps to commission me to create a work for
you? If so, do get in touch HERE and I will be happy to discuss
your needs without any obligation.
As mentioned, I am also a designer and have designed and produced a magnetic visual planning system called Pictaplan
that you can take a look at HERE. Each of the 120+ magnetic cards in the system has been created from images all
hand-drawn by myself.