Art Information


Profits from art sales support Olive's Place Dove and Pigeon Sanctuary Inc, a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to helping birds.  This is our primary source of fundraising to provide vet care, food, and housing to sanctuary residents.  


Ashley Dietrich holds a BFA in Art History and Studio Art (drawing and painting), a minor in Philosophy, and did graduate studies in Biocultural Anthropology and Archaeology.  After 10 years of painting, she dedicated her artwork to funding Olive's Place Dove & Pigeon Sanctuary Inc, a nonprofit she founded to provide long-term care for disabled and domestic birds. 

Ashley’s work features primarily avian subjects, inspired and informed by her years as a wildlife rehabilitator.  She depicts individual birds naturalistically, yet renders them in an illustrative and symbolic manner – creating an otherworldly environment with gold leafing, embellishments, and ornate backgrounds.  Current projects explore anthropomorphism through stylized bird portraits, which investigate the concept of veneration and encourage the viewer to contemplate the value we place on animal lives.


Artwork usually ships within 2 business days.  I carefully package paintings to ensure safe delivery.

USA - all orders ship for free!

INTERNATIONAL - shipping is calculated by weight in your cart.  Your country may charge fees upon your package passing through customs.  By law, I list the exact description and sales price on customs forms.


We're happy to send artwork as a gift, and offer complimentary wrapping.  Please make sure to check out using the address the package should be sent to, and let us know it is a gift.

Custom Process: Email photos to and let me know what size/background/framing you are interested in.  We'll work together to plan the perfect portrait within your budget.  Photos must be clear and crisp, and show the bird's colors accurately.  I ask for a 50% deposit before beginning, with the remainder billed upon your approval of the finished piece. Orders are usually complete within a week or two, depending on my schedule.

CUSTOM BASE RATES: single bird, plain background, unframed flat panel.  This provides a ballpark idea of cost, but each project is individually based on your bird's color/pattern, photo quality, and other variables.   4x6 $65 /// 5x7 $75 /// 8x10 $150  ///  9x12 $200  /// 11x14 or 12x12 $250

OPTIONS: Details make all the difference!  Request ornate backgrounds, framing, other sizes, or additional birds - even embellishments like gold halo / crown / sacred heart. 


All artwork is represented as accurately as possible, though variations in computer screens may cause colors to appear different. All dimensions are correct within a half-inch (1 cm). 

Return or exchange requests for personal reasons (does not match decor, change of heart, smaller or larger than expected, etc.) will be accepted within 7 days of delivery. The buyer is responsible for shipping costs for artwork returned for personal reasons, and refunds (for the item price only, minus a 10% restocking fee to cover packaging time/cost) are issued after I receive the piece back in its original condition.  Custom order deposits are nonrefundable. Please talk to us about any issue with your order, and we'll find a solution. 

Damage/Loss Policy:  Art is carefully packaged to ensure they arrive safely.  In the unlikely event of damage, contact us immediately.  Within 3 days of delivery, we need photos of the damage, and will require a signed statement of loss to file an insurance claim.  Damaged art will be exchanged or refunded, but buyers cannot keep artwork if a refund is issued. 


If you re-post images on your blog or social networking site, THANKS!  Please credit and link back to us. 

All images and text on this website are copyright Ashley Dietrich, all rights reserved.  I reserve the right to refuse service.