About the Artist

Ashleymarie Sey Lively is a full time artist, entrepreneur, and gallery curator. She is the creative behind Sey Studios which she started in 2004. Creating whimsical art that inspires others is her calling. All of her artwork is made with the positive intention of spreading light and love. Sey sells her products and designs on her own website, at in-person events, and wholesale. She is the gallery curator for Top Hat Art Collective, helping build her local art community through art shows and creative workshops.
Artist Ashleymarie Sey Lively in her studio holding her Kindness Unicorn painting, surrounded by the morning light. Photo by Theresa Wooner Photorgraphy
As little girl, Sey would stare at the art from the children's books in her grandmother's library, inspired by the characters, colors, and textures on the pages. She was in love with coloring and drawing and daydreamed to one be an artist for those books. As she grew up, she saw how each of her family members were their own entrepreneurs, finding needs in the community and filling them, and still making time for family. She also saw a need for things that made people smile. As she grew, she made art for family, friends, and even art shows, and found her creations brought smiles to everyone's faces.
Sey painting the Virgin Mary and Jesus in the morning light of her home studio. Photo by Theresa Wooner Photography
Sey's past accomplishments include owning and running Bubble Pop Gallery from 2018 - 2021, exhibiting in over 140 art shows all over the nation, illustrating and self publishing two children's books, and teaching aspiring artists of all ages, including college level.

She continues to make lively art from her home studio based in Bakersfield, CA where she lives with her husband, two girls, and their dog Luna Belle. Her art generates a vibration of life, an extension of the self and spirit, with playful optimism. She has been featured in galleries, blogs, podcasts, books, magazines, tv, and countless private collections. Her art generates a vibration of life, an extension of the self and spirit, with playful optimism. Sey creates art with a rippling effect of happiness.
Sey with her studio assistant Luna Belle thinking up new ideas. Photo by Theresa Wooner Photography