About the Artist

Ashleymarie Sey Lively is a full time artist, entrepreneur and mother. She is the creative behind Sey Studios which she started in 2004. She creates whimsical art that inspires others. All of her art 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 recently became the gallery coordinator 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

She continues to make lively and whimsical art from her home studio. Her art generates a vibration of life, an extension of the self and spirit, with playful optimism. Her art has been featured in books, magazines, tv shows, websites, and countless private collections. Sey creates art with a rippling effect of happiness just like waves washing onto an ocean shore.
Sey with her studio assistant Luna Belle thinking up new ideas. Photo by Theresa Wooner Photography