I am currently taking commissions for bespoke illustrations, specialising in watercolours, line drawings, portraits, and botanicals. Art is a wonderful gift to mark new beginnings and memories, the perfect mix of unique and personal. It wouldn't be out of place on a menu, a magazine or book cover. These are just a few of the things I do here at Valerian Illustration. As a creative mind, I am always looking for my next project.
Please don't hesitate to ask me questions about your idea.
Workshops are a chance to share my world as an artist, be it botanical, watercolours, sketch-booking or life drawing, I find them a wonderful opportunity to meet like minded people. Whether you're looking for some parent-child activities or an artistic Hen-do, you're in the right place.
Online workshops coming soon.
Despite the relentless bombardment of gaudy festivity advertised in every commercial avenue, winter still manages to be beautiful. Traditional foliage, frozen landscapes and platters of mince pies have a tendency to invoke my artistic inclinations but, in truth, I spend all year gaining delight from the changing seasons and the human culture surrounding them. Go to my Blog to read more!
Not limited to Music, theatre and the spoken word, Stroud's independent magazine provides a creative guide to local events. Check out my christmas illustration of the Shambles farmer's market amongst the December listings.
As a sketchbooker, my portfolio is constantly growing with sketches and illustrations. This selection contains all my favourite subjects and styles, from life drawing to watercolours. I invite you to delve into the Valerian archive.
I began life drawing at 15 and have been a passionate believer in it's importance every since. My ability and understanding of drawing took off and this facilitated my first steps into illustration. Consequently, my work is always founded in traditional, observational drawing and it's this theme that ties it all together.
Ms Emma Leyfield currently trading as 'Valerian'. The copyright to all images and graphics used within this website are owned by Valerian, or Valerian has sought the appropriate permissions to use them.
Trademark number: UK00003464494
April Cottage, Kilcott Road, Hillesley, Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, GL12 7RJ