wildwiseandbeautyful

sacred feminine & nature inspired art, gifts & cards

Chagford, England
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Announcement    Welcome! I am an artist and illustrator living in Devon, England, surrounded by the beautiful wild nature of Dartmoor. I try to be ethical and tread lightly on the earth - my cards are printed on recycled card by a local company, with biodegradable eco cellophane bags, my packaging is reclaimed, recycled and/or biodegradable wherever possible. I source second hand and vintage frames for my work and refurbish them, rather than using new materials. And I walk the mile to the village Post Office to post my orders, accompanied by my dog Woody...
Enjoy browsing my work, and if you have any questions, please get in touch.

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Last updated on 25 Jul, 2022

Welcome! I am an artist and illustrator living in Devon, England, surrounded by the beautiful wild nature of Dartmoor. I try to be ethical and tread lightly on the earth - my cards are printed on recycled card by a local company, with biodegradable eco cellophane bags, my packaging is reclaimed, recycled and/or biodegradable wherever possible. I source second hand and vintage frames for my work and refurbish them, rather than using new materials. And I walk the mile to the village Post Office to post my orders, accompanied by my dog Woody...
Enjoy browsing my work, and if you have any questions, please get in touch.

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About wildwiseandbeautyful

Sales 1,276
On Etsy since 2018

Inspiring and uplifting spiritual and goddess art, drawings, illustration, prints and cards celebrating the sacred feminine, the beauty in nature and the beauty in ourselves

I am an artist and illustrator living and working in Devon, UK, surrounded by the wild and beautiful nature of Dartmoor. When I am not working, I love singing, dancing 5Rhythms and getting out among the trees and rivers or onto the moor, to be in nature (often with my dog, Woody).

I have loved drawing and painting for as long as I can remember, and have a degree in Fine Art and an MA in Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking. After selling my work through shops and galleries, I started my Etsy shop in the Autumn of 2018, and am loving that my work is now available to people all over the world! It brings me great joy to make my artwork accessible to as many people as possible, in the form of greetings cards and prints as well as original paintings and drawings. That people use my art to mark special occasions such as weddings, handfasting ceremonies or blessingways, as gifts for loved ones or on their personal altars, always feels like a great honour. My hope is that my art is uplifting and healing, and can help us open our eyes to the beauty in the world and in ourselves. Ultimately, I hope that my artwork makes people happy!

I love colour and line, and my work tends to be vibrant and bright, with a distinctive style that uses bold, curved lines and flowing shapes. My favourite materials are oil pastels and coloured pencils for the way I can build up and layer the colours, and I also love traditional printmaking processes like etching, drypoint and lino cut. I work intuitively, often starting by making lines and shapes on the paper and seeing what wants to emerge. Sometimes my inspiration will come from nature, from my own journey and inner processes, or from my connection to spirit and Goddess.

It is important to me that I try to be as ethical as possible and tread lightly on the earth, so my cards are printed on recycled card by a local company, with biodegradable cornfibre cellophane bags, and my packaging is reclaimed, recycled and/or biodegradable wherever possible. And I walk the mile to the village Post Office to post my orders, accompanied by Woody...!

Enjoy browsing my work, and if you have any questions, or are interested in wholesale or commissioning a piece of work, please get in touch.

You can also follow me:
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and sign up to my newsletter for news and special offers via my website>>> https://www.wildwiseandbeautyfull.co.uk/

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  • Melanie Ward

    Owner

    I love the whole creative process, from sketching initial ideas in my sketchbook, designing greetings cards, creating one-off artworks and handmade prints... to wrapping, packaging and sending my creations to their destinations all around the world!

Production partners

  • A small independent professional print business

    Glastonbury, England

    A small professional print business who produce high quality giclée prints for artists

  • A local print company

    Crediton, England

    My cards are printed on recycled card by a local print company.

  • A local fine art printing company

    Teignmouth, England

    A specialist company providing high quality print solutions for artists

  • A button, badge and mirror maker

    United Kingdom

    These guys make artists designs into fab buttons, badges and pocket mirrors,

  • A UK based print shop

    Birmingham, England

    Printing my designs to a professional standard and deal with dispatch

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Last updated on 07 Sep, 2018
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