The Butterfly Collector is the online alias, business and playground of Artist Shae Leviston.
Shae is a self taught, intuitive artist and loves to create work that inspires, creates smiles and brings out the inner child in us all.
Shae creates original paintings, murals, illustrations for books, posters, graphics, art prints, craft and paper kits and colouring books.
She is currently the painting and drawing tutor and artist in residence at a beautiful Steiner School. She runs her own private classes and workshops for adults and children and also enjoys her weekly sessions at a daycare centre working with preschoolers to develop their fine motor skills. She believes we are all born with bursting curious creativity that tends to get lost along the way if its not nurtured and practiced.
She has a background in art, fashion illustration, retail and visual merchandising. She has loved to paint and draw since the first day she could hold a crayon in her hand.
She is inspired constantly by fairytales, fashion and folklore, myths and archetypes, costume, drama, music and especially those guiding her creative journey from the higher realms.
Shae prefers to work with acrylic and watercolour paints, lush new black felt pens and watercolour pencils
Shae lives in a bay side town near Melbourne in Australia. She is also Mum to two very active beautiful boys!
Yes, it's fine if you want to use my paintings and creations on your page with a link back to me, I would be honored, but please ask for permission to use them in print or for commercial applications. All artwork is Copyright of Shae Leviston.
Shae has recently been featured in Issues 1, 2 and 3 and on the cover of issue 4 of the new Australian Childrens Quarterly Wonder Magazine and also in Uppercase Magazine Issue 22 and in a feature about her paper craft kits and colouring books in the Surface Pattern Design Quarterly Moyo Magazine.