Ashley Mooney - Modern Artist
I'm a modern artist, using both healing crystals and art to bring life to the world. Our bodies are dynamic, electromagnetic organisms—we have physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual energy flowing through us all the time. Crystals are a fun and unique way to help direct and influence that energy towards greater health when used with the right intention. Through my pieces I hope to direct positive energy into homes around the world.
I started transitioning from oil painting to geode art, somewhere during the beginning of the pandemic. It became harder to sell art, and harder to focus / concentrate on oil painting. Then I read this poem, sent to me by a close friend, written by Kitty O'Meara...
“And the people stayed home.
And read books, and listened,
and rested, and exercised,
and made art, and played games,
and learned new ways of being,
and were still.
And listened more deeply.
Some met their shadows.
And the people began to think differently.
And the people healed.
And, in the absence of people
living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless,
and heartless ways,
the earth began to heal.
And when the danger passed,
and the people joined together again,
they grieved their losses,
and made new choices,
and dreamed new images,
and created new ways to live
and heal the earth fully,
as they had been healed."
~Kitty O'Meara (1869)
This quote inspired me to get back into doing art. Not back to my regular style, but I branched out of my comfort zone of oil painting and decided to learn a new style of art. Many people are stuck at home during the pandemic, so many people are turning to art that have multiple usages. I've decided to start making geode table works of art, that provide both functionality, as well as beauty and healing properties.
Crystal healing proponents believe that crystals and gemstones have properties that facilitate healing. Many sites promoting crystal healing allege that the history of this practice is ancient, dating back at least 6,000 years to the time of the ancient Sumerians of Mesopotamia. Ancient Egyptians are also referenced on such sites as being among the first people to have adorned themselves with crystals — including lapis lazuli, carnelian and turquoise — to ward off illness and negative energy.
I hope you enjoyed my work and my bio. As well as contact me any time if you have a custom request in mind for a piece of art, using a healing stone of your choice.
2009 - 2012
St. Thomas Aquinas- Center for the Arts- Visual Arts- Toronto
Visual Artist of the Year - St. Thomas Aquinas
Sip N' Paint- Restaurant / Bar Art Lessons - GTA
Artists Cafe- Hamilton
ArtQuid Debut- 2018
RAW Artists Exhibit- Toronto -Canada