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.
Artwork ships on Tuesdays. Smaller works may go out within 1-2 business days. Art is carefully packaged to ensure safe delivery, and you will receive an automated email with a tracking number.
USA - all original painting orders ship for free!
Print orders under $100 ship for a flat $5. Print orders of $100 or more (or prints shipped along with any original paintings in the same order) ship free.
ALL INTERNATIONAL: Postage is estimated by weight in your cart, and is accurate for a single piece, but may overestimate for multiple pieces combined. If you want to order several artworks shipped together, please contact me with your postal code and desired pieces, and I will double-check an accurate cost. If you go ahead and purchase and there is a significant overage (over $10), I will refund it.
CANADA - Prints (any number) ship for a flat $10. Paintings up to 2 pounds are $20. Up to 3 pounds are $30. Up to 4 pounds are $40. Over 4 pounds are $55.
AUSTRALIA - Prints (any number) ship for a flat $12. Paintings up to 2 pounds are $30. Up to 4 pounds are $48. Over 4 pounds would be $100, so your order may need to ship in separate packages to save on postage.
EU & UK - Shipping to Europe is not offered due to tax collection requirements that cannot be supported on this website. I can set up a special listing via Etsy as an option for European customers upon request. (Please note that prices on etsy are 10-15% higher to cover extra costs for that platform.)
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. 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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