About Gilded Works

Gilded Works is headquartered in the small coastal town of Darien, Connecticut.   The company name pays homage to the impeccable quality standards of handwork, whether it is a commissioned piece of artwork or custom designed evening purse.  The Gilded Works product is handmade by artisans trained in antique methods of embroidery, needlework, and jewelry making.

We strive to create museum quality items that will endure for future generations.  By combining modern sophisticated elegance with the techniques of an era gone by, GW creates timeless and feminine gifts and keepsakes.

It is often difficult to find beautiful high quality cards with encouraging and spiritual words.  GW created a line of cards to meet the needs of those seeking an alternative to the commercial cards found in stores today.  Cards are very personal notes for times of joy, stress, and sadness.  Our cards can be custom ordered to meet your needs, whether it’s a name or a favorite quote.

About Christine Leddy

Christine Leddy earned her certificate in Botanical Illustration from the New York Botanical Garden in June 2008.

Her professional background is in Information Systems, Project Management, and Accounting.  Though her full-time employment is as an Office Manager for a private insurance company, she devotes much of her time to creating and marketing commissioned art, unique evening purses that incorporate antique embroidery and frames, gemstones and beads.  She recently started a company for the sales of her art, her handmade textiles, and inspirational cards that combine her artwork with quotations from the Bible.

She has had several one man shows and has exhibited at the Katonah Museum, Carriage Barn Gallery, and many locations in the metropolitan NY area, such as Northern Westchester Hospital in Mt. Kisco, NY.

She has 2 grown daughters and resides in Darien, CT.

“Botanical Art makes me the person that I am.   It helps me to define my relationship with God, by studying some of His greatest creations in Nature.  Art allows me to convey my deepest emotions and to evoke feelings in others.

My artwork heals both my heart and my soul and I hope that it can give comfort to others. The balance and intricate design of a plant reassures me of God’s existence.  There is a sense of peace and soothing calm in being a Botanical Artist.  

There is tremendous pleasure and a sense of accomplishment that comes with illustrating plant cycles.  It requires focus, attention to detail, and patience.  The end result is often a sense of understanding and faith in the world and Nature’s beauty.”