Hannah Dale is believed to have inspired Prince George’s Christmas portrait.
She told Hello! Magazine: “I think having a love of animals and love of nature is obviously something that’s maybe captured his attention.”
Ms Dale, from Lincolnshire, added: “That inspires me very much.”
She also explained how it was a “lovely surprise” to see the post shown on her social media feed.
Dale recognised it was potentially influenced by one of her Christmas card designs.
George’s parents, Prince William and Kate Middleton, both 40, used the painting to wish Instagram followers a Merry Christmas.
The post received more than 650,000 likes and many supporters took to the comments to praise the Prince.
User @ourfrenchtails said: “You have an artist in the family! Joyeux Noël!”
Another account, named @charlottearvidson, added: “Prince George is so talented! Happy Christmas to you all.”
User @schippergerwin wrote: “That would be an awesome Christmas card.”
Other supporters suggested Prince George might have inherited his artistic prowess from his mother.
A user, operating under the handle @the_mountbatten_windsors, said: “[It] looks like someone inherited mummy’s artistic talents!
“Thank you for sharing, it’s so impressive. Happy Christmas.”
However, @allerdarnellmolina pointed out: “The artistic talent clearly has been Inherited from both sides of the family.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK