Hi, my name's Allie!
A lot of people ask me when I started drawing. Most assume I started at a very young age, but compared to my peers, I started pretty late! My passion didn't spark until my junior year in high school. I took Art 1 that year as a prerequisite for graphic design, as I wanted to be a web designer. Needless to say, things didn't go as planned!
Instead of websites, I set my mind on becoming an illustrator. I went on to attend Maryland Institute College of Art and graduated with a BFA in Illustration.
Four years after my graduation, I opened Silver Lily Studio. Most of the art you see is fantasy themed, with a heavy dose of Celtic mythology thrown in. My own Irish heritage drives my interest in Celtic lore. Nature and wildlife was a huge part of Celtic traditions, hence the heavy use of animals and plants in my works.
My artistic journey is fluid and ever-changing. I love exploring new media and I'm humbled to be able to share it all with you. My products are the result of practice, emotion, and personal pride. I hope you enjoy them!