Wednesday, May 19, 2010

artist spotlight: Ashley Mae Hoiland

I am so excited to start up our artist spotlights and giveaways!! Check back every Wednesday!

Kicking things off is Ashley Mae Hoiland of Provo, UT and her shop Birds of Ashmae.
I have seen Ashley's work come up on a few other blogs and I am in LOVE with her style!

How long have you been painting? How did you get started? I've been painting for as long as I can remember. I used to stand behind my dad and watch him draw. I've always loved colors and the texture of putting paint on paper.

What is your favorite thing in your shop? I think the thing I love most in my shop is the little painting of the old fashioned bride. I don't know why, i just love it. Right after I painted it, I spilled an entire cup of water on it, and everything bled. I was sad for a little bit and then realized that I liked it even more because of the spill. ( i love this one too!)

What are your other hobbies? I love to play soccer, write, ride my bicycle and cook with vegetables.
What do you listen to while creating? I love listening to music while I paint. I listen to a lot of bjork, sigur ros, and lately laura veirs.
Because I am a food lover....what is your favorite thing to eat? My favorite thing to eat are tomato sandwich's with bread from the provo bakery and orange rosemary jam from annemade jams. I eat them everyday.

I also loooooove her personalized portraits! I will have one of these someday! Send in your photo and she will paint a custom portrait just for you!

Today Ashley is giving away any print from her shop! (excluding personalized portraits)


Just visit Birds of Ashmae, and leave a comment with your favorite print for a chance to win!
Also be sure to check out her cute blog.
Comments will be accepted until Thursday, 5/20 at midnight, and the winner will be announced on Friday.
Tweet/facebook/or blog and come back for an extra entry!

go!

45 comments:

Bluebelle said...

My favourite is the surprised owl. I would give it to my sister for her 18th birthday if I was lucky enough to win!

Dawn said...

can't get to her "cute blog" from here

Brittney said...

I love the baby hippo! So colorful!

Christina said...

Thank you for introducing us to this shop! What a wonderful style! I just love it (and absolutely love Etsy). My favorite after much deliberation was the baby hippo.

Thanks!

Brinn said...

What an awesome style she has! Thanks for the introduction. My Faves include the Peony and the Two Giraffes. Such Talent!

Nicole said...

I love the Love Birds painting. Cute shop!

Tara said...

I think the old-fashioned bride is also a stand-out, so darling, but for my house I think I would go with the peony. It's so delicate and pretty!

Emily Voigtlander said...

I also love the "Love Birds". Great work!

the crew said...

lovely work- thank you for sharing! So many delightful prints- I too love the old-fashioned bride! I think though that I would pick the baby blue bird.

gram said...

These paintings are all something I'd like..but think I'd like the 'Sandpiper'...

Tegyn said...

I can't help it- I loove the love birds!

Nessa said...

the peony and hippo are my favorites

Liz said...

I love the lovebirds.

cara lou said...

So pretty! What a unique style. I love the peony so so much -- one of my favorite flowers!

I want a custom portrait, too -- way too cool.

Anneliese said...

the baby blue bird is so cute!!

hays said...

love birds.

Shannon said...

Beautiful artwork! I love the Peony print.

Mandy said...

I love the peony print! :D

ecm55 said...

I think the two giraffes are my favorite - so much personality! :)

Jill K said...

love the pretty kookaburra!

elisemdean said...

I love the Peony painting. She is very talented!

rookie cookie said...

I love the hippo one. It would go great in my baby's room.

.caroline armelle. said...

i love her baby blue bird.

just might have to buy it if i don't win..

merideth said...

i love the peony, but i also would love a personalized portrait of my little fam.

Kelly said...

I love the Pink Chick - so sweet!

in dreams said...

definitely baby blue bird for me! what great colours...

lisa said...

old fashioned bride is so darling.
two giraffes having a literary conversation wins best name ever.
and love birds is the one I want for my wall. This girl is talented.

Jill K said...

I tweeted!
Well, I RE-tweeted..
Does that count?

Emily O. said...

gorgeous! my favorite is the old fashioned bride.

Stephanie said...

Oh my! I can't decide between the Peony, the Love Birds and the Kookaburra Kindergartner. How sweet is her work :)

Melanie Meik said...

my favorite is the "love birds". beautiful work!

Gillian said...

I love the "Old Fashioned Bride" as soon as I saw it I thought of the song by Midlake "Young Bride" such a pretty song.

But I also love the painting of the "Peone" it reminds me of growing up at my parents' house where my Mother had planted tons of beautiful Peones in the garden in the front.

They're all wonderful though - I love her style.

Callie said...

The old fashioned bride is my favorite!! I will have to get a family potrait from her someday. So beautiful!

crissy said...

I love the baby hippo print. Something bright and fun to hang over my new baby's bed when he/she gets here. :)

Hannah said...

I'm loving the peony! Beautiful shop.

domesticsimplicity.com said...

I just adore the peony!

halley said...

I'm loving the love birds!

Sara C. Walk said...

oh such cute prints LOVE THEM! I would have to say...the peony and the pink flamingo. So awesome :)

Sara C. Walk said...

and tweeted :)

Hannah said...

My favorite is the seagull print :)

Anna said...

that baby hippo is the absolute sweetest!

Katie said...

i have been dreaming of the love birds print for quite a while. it belongs in my little apartment with me and my handsome husband.

hannah | honey & jam said...

what beautiful work! i think my favorite is this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/44819040/peony

Abi Porter said...

i love the peony one! these are gorgeous.

sarahlynn said...

How darling they are! I love thm all...especially the love birds.