Profits from artwork support Olive's Place Dove and Pigeon Sanctuary Inc, a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to helping birds. This is our primary source of fundraising to maintain the sanctuary and provide vet care, food, and housing to residents.
About the Artist
Ashley Dietrich holds BFAs in Art History and Studio Art, a minor in Philosophy, and did graduate studies in Biocultural Anthropology and Archaeology. She began painting professionally as a muralist, then focused on smaller scale pieces. Her artwork is not available in galleries, rather shared directly with the public. After 10 years of working as an artist, Ashley dedicated her work 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.
Custom Art & Gift Orders
Complimentary gift wrapping is available upon request! Check out using the address the package should be sent to, and email email@example.com immediately to let us know it is a gift. We can also print a personal note from you to include.
View the CUSTOM page for special order ideas and options.
SEASONAL NOTE: Due to unprecedented USPS holiday delays last year, time-sensitive custom projects should be requested before Thanksgiving. Availability will depend on the volume of requests - which are created in the order that project plans are finalized.
Artwork usually ships within 2 business days. Paintings are carefully packaged to ensure safe delivery, and you will receive an automated email with a tracking number.
USA - all orders ship for free!
Canada / Australia - Shipping is calculated by weight in your cart. Your country may charge fees upon your package passing through customs. By law, the exact description and sales price will be listed on customs forms.
EU / UK - These countries have had import regulation changes, including VAT collection requirements that we are unable to process on this website. Due to the demands of running the sanctuary, and rules that haven't been clarified, it's not possible to adequately research this issue at present. Sincere apologies! An announcement will be made here and on social media when shipping becomes available again.
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). If you aren't sure about a purchase, feel free to ask questions. We're happy to give more details about a piece, take additional photos, or offer interior design advice for colors and placement of art in your space.
Return or exchange requests for personal reasons (does not match decor, change of heart, smaller or larger than expected, etc.) must be submitted within 3 days of delivery. The buyer is responsible for shipping cost for artwork returned for personal reasons, and a refund (for the item price minus a 10% fee to cover the original packaging/shipping/insurance expenses) would be issued after the piece is received back in its original condition. Custom orders are nonrefundable. Please ask about any issue with your order, and we'll find a solution.
Damage/Loss Policy: Art is carefully packaged and sent with a tracking number to ensure safe arrival. 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 can be exchanged or refunded after insurance is filed, but buyers cannot keep artwork if a refund is issued.
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