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Ally Shaw
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
I've been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember, and as a teenager I decided I wanted to become an artist. I haven't been able to make a living out of my art yet, but I'm working towards that goal, and for several years now my dream has been to illustrate children's books. That dream came true in 2013, and now I'm working on my second picture book project.

I grew up very close to nature and always had a strong bond to all things natural. My style is colourful and lively, often portraying nature with a hint of fantasy; always trying to keep my inner child alive and well!

I create art to make people smile, hoping that the smile may awaken childhood memories. And those memories may lead to a deeper love of nature, which may inspire people to live a more environmentally conscious life.

When I'm not painting I can generally be found outdoors, usually gardening. Most of my inspiration comes from English gardens and Swedish forests. With roots in Scandinavia and Britain I'm very drawn to the folklore and mythology of both places.

Thanks for visiting my gallery!


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Therese83 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
Jättefint galleri du har! Känner igen mig mycket i både din konst och din bakgrund. Hoppas själv på att en dag kunna måla för nån mer än bara mig själv. Inspirerande att se att man kan lyckas utan en högre utbildning inom området. Clap 
Lhox Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hej! Tack så mycket för din kommentar! Jätteroligt att du gillar min konst och att du känner  igen dig. Jag tror alltid att man kan lyckas utan utbildning, om man är beredd att jobba för det. Men det beror också på vad man menar med 'lyckas'. Jag lever ju inte på min konst, jag har nästan ingen inkomst alls från den. Men man målar ju för att man tycker det är kul. Sen får vi se om det blir några pengar av det i framtiden. 
Lycka till med din konst!
HeavyMetalSoul Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my! your artworks are wonderful!
Lhox Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
Marty4110 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
Thanks for commenting on my was done in oils.   :-)
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