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VALERIAN

Welcome to Valerian

This website is the creative residence of Gloucestershire based Illustrator Emma Leyfield and home to all things beautiful.

COMMISSIONS OPEN

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

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.

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NEWS

CHELTENHAM CRAFT FAIR: PEOPLE SKETCHING

CHELTENHAM CRAFT FAIR: PEOPLE SKETCHING

Visit me at cheltenham craft fair from the 14th-16th of August where I'll be teaching a workshop on the art of people sketching. A welcome addition to any artist's repertoire, sketching people is a challenging and rewarding activity. This workshop will give you the confidence to get started.

ARTISTS AND ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE

ARTISTS AND ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE

Keep in touch; the art of decorated letters.

I have had an amazing opportunity to write an article for Artists and Illustrators magazine. The feature covers a glimpse into my passion for good old fashioned letters and their artistic potential and will be published in the June edition along with lots of inspiration to keep us creative during lockdown. Out on the 17th April

PORTFOLIO

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.

BEGINNINGS

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.

18TH OCTOBER 2018

18TH OCTOBER 2018

Line drawing in pen

28TH FEBRUARY 2020

28TH FEBRUARY 2020

Pen and watercolour wash

MAY 2019

MAY 2019

Extract from my sketchbook. Pen and watercolour wash

FEBRUARY 2019

FEBRUARY 2019

Pen and watercolour wash

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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