Valerie Ashley's Profile

About

Fantasy artist, Valerie Ashley of Elysian Field Originals, known also as the “Leaf Lady” is a self-taught artist who has been communing with nature since she was a child. Imaginative, day dreamer, bohemian, with a deep connection to the forest has brought her to this moment in time where her art and nature have entwined to create what she affectionately calls Nature Spirits, a line of wearable art and ornamental pieces that reflect the spirit of nature.

Living in the woodland area of Rhode Island, USA with a black feral furball and umbrella cockatoo,who have graciously adopted her, she now spends her time sculpting fantasy art, creating unique and original jewelry, and running a parrot rescue and adoption service.

"Trees have been sacred for thousands of years in all cultures, however, its only in the last few hundred years that…

Read more

  • Female
  • Born on February 4
  • Joined July 19, 2007

Favorite materials

polymer, art jewelry, design, paper clay, resin, paint, natural, Swarovski, copper, sterling silver, 14kt gold, semi precious gemstones, beadwork

Shop

ElysianFields
Handcrafted in a Machine Made World...

About

Fantasy artist, Valerie Ashley of Elysian Field Originals, known also as the “Leaf Lady” is a self-taught artist who has been communing with nature since she was a child. Imaginative, day dreamer, bohemian, with a deep connection to the forest has brought her to this moment in time where her art and nature have entwined to create what she affectionately calls Nature Spirits, a line of wearable art and ornamental pieces that reflect the spirit of nature.

Living in the woodland area of Rhode Island, USA with a black feral furball and umbrella cockatoo,who have graciously adopted her, she now spends her time sculpting fantasy art, creating unique and original jewelry, and running a parrot rescue and adoption service.

"Trees have been sacred for thousands of years in all cultures, however, its only in the last few hundred years that their importance has diminished, and their availability taken more and more for granted. Think on what they give to us and ask nothing in return. They give us shelter, food, fuel...and air. Our existence on Earth is interconnected with these magnificent beings. It is in that spirit that I began to paint faces of the beautiful trees in my area. I always start out with an idea in mind but inevitably the tree always decides what it wants instead, lol." ~Valerie



Proud member of these fine Etsy teams!!

Polymer Clay Artists Guild of Etsy (PCAGOE team)
Fantasy Artists of Etsy (FAE Team)

Unfollow username?

Are you sure you want to stop following this person?