Ravynne Phelan (artoffaery) Profile
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Ravynne Phelan, a.k.a. Michele-lee Phelan, has been painting since the year 2000. As a child, she dreamed of becoming an artist, but fell into despair in her teenage years when many told her a career in art was an unattainable dream. Made vulnerable by her illness, she believed this to be truth and laid down her brushes. For the next fourteen years she lived in a world of grey, empty of colour, dreams, and goals until she was officially diagnosed with depression and introduced to art as a form of emotional release and therapy.
This unconventional form of treatment rekindled the dreams of the child, and at 33 years of age, Ravynne took upon herself the mantle of professional artist and illustrator. She knew, with every fibre of her being, that some dreams are more than just dreams; they are destiny, and it was her destiny to become an artist and to share her journey and her message of magic, healing, and self-empowerment with others.
As a professional illustrator, Ravynne – under the name of Michele-lee Phelan - has completed the cover artwork and internal illustrations for many publications, including the Oracle Of The Dragonfae by Lucy Cavendish and Mythic Oracle with Carisa Mellado (both from Blue Angel Publishing). Her book, the stunning Dreams of Magic was her first solo publication and an expression of her blossoming creativity and love for the Divine.
Messenger Oracle, published in 2012, is the second manifestation of a dream of magic, and a third, Dreams of Gaia Tarot – a new tarot for the new era – is scheduled for completion in 2013.