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Her Talent Will Amaze You! Hear Why This 10-Year-Old Artist Is Being Called A ‘Mini-Monet’

She's made thousands from her masterpieces – but she hasn't kept a penny (or pound).

"I am following Nature without being able to grasp her, I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers."

This quote is from French Impressionist painter Claude Monet, whose landscape paintings are some of the most beautiful, and famous, in the world.

Little did Monet know that decades later a 10-year-old girl living in South Yorkshire, England would follow in his footsteps and use the beauty of nature and flowers as her muse.

Daisy Watt started painting when she was just six years old. Now her landscape paintings sell for thousands. Daisy Watt Art/Facebook

Daisy Watt started painting when she was six-years-old, and her parents noticed her talent right away.

Her first painting was for her grandparents, who both had been diagnosed with cancer. She wanted to give them a work of art to cheer them up. That's when Daisy's mother, who's a school teacher, asked her daughter if she wanted to create a similar painting for an upcoming auction at an art gallery to benefit cancer research.

Here's Daisy in action making one of her beautiful, floral paintings...

video c/o Daisy Watt Art

Daisy got to work creating a colorful canvas filled with forget-me-nots to represent those who passed away from cancer, and brightly colored blooms to symbolize the patients who survived.

The painting received bids from all over the world and ended up being sold for £9,500 (that's over $12,000 US!).

Here's Daisy with her grandma, who she paints for all the time.Daisy Watt Art/Facebook

Now, Daisy paints almost every day – and the original works and prints she creates have collected an impressive £50,000, all of which has been donated to charity.

"I'm just so proud of her," Daisy's mother Karen told the Daily Mail UK. "Although she's always been really creative, ever since she could hold a paintbrush, it wasn't until she created that painting for her grandparents that we realized she had something special."

Daisy often paints flowers, and she loves painting outside in her parents' garden. Daisy Watt Art/Facebook

During the lockdown, Daisy painted a rainbow of daisies as a tribute to front line workers and sold cards and magnets featuring the design. The project brought in over £1,600, which she donated to the National Health Service.

Even though Daisy's parents say she's shy about her artwork and doesn't yet realize the talent she has, she's won several contests and awards, including the Yorkshire Young Achiever for Arts last November.

The young painter is being called a "mini-Monet" because of her flower-covered creations. Daisy Watt Art/Facebook

"The thing is she is really shy and humble about her work," Karen said. "She cringes at the attention and doesn't see what all the fuss is about."

We think it's great that Daisy is using her artistic talent to help others – we're sure Monet would be proud!

Daisy's works have collected thousands - and all of money she makes goes to charity. Daisy Watt Art/Facebook

How can you start something good?

If you're interested in buying some of Daisy's work, you can reach out to her (and her mother) via Daisy's Facebook page.

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