Alicia Lyon Folberth is a Visual and Digital Illustrator, Painter, Graphic Designer, and Photographer, Alicia grew up in rural North Salem, NY behind the old Keeler Farm at the top of Hunt Mountain, and in the shadow of an ancient Celtic dolmen. She moved to Connecticut in 1988 after attending the Philadelphia University of the Arts. She has lived in the Valley for the past 7 years and currently resides in Derby. When she received the children’s book "Ma Lien and the Magic Brush" accidentally in the mail at age four, she would not let her mother return it.
After that, her focus was always to become an artist, breathing life into her artwork just as the character Ma Lien has done in the story with his magic brush, and this concept would later also magically color her life spiritually as well.
Although her focus was Illustration, she became a Graphic Designer, and has worked for Fortune 500 companies and Advertising Agencies.
As an entrepreneur Alicia ran a small business in the 90’s, Centaur Illustration, exhibiting her work at Renaissance Fairs, and creating commissioned fine art and graphics. She also privately instructed local children in art and drawing while living in Bridgeport.
Most recently, she ran her own magical book and gift shop in East Haven, SubRosa Magick, for four years, and is a talented tarot reader giving spiritual advice to her clients. The recession forced its closure last year. Now, running a New Age Store might sound unusual, until you realize that Alicia has put her talented hand to many different creative pursuits. Alicia considers life to be the greatest canvas on which to paint. She is not simply a visual and graphic artist, but deeply spiritual woman of the Goddess as a Priestess, a teacher, a feminist, a writer, an activist and advocate, a psychic, a Reiki Master, and a student of the Afro-Caribbean hand drum.
She also teaches Reiki Classes and offers Reiki treatments. She first received Usui Reiki Level I training 27 years ago from David Jarrell, she began working with animals, and later treating people who were ill. She completed the Essential Reiki Level III Master/Teacher Training in January 2005 with Morganna Davies, who was trained by Essential Reiki author Diane Stein.
She is no stranger to the media, having co-hosted a cable access television show for several years, and has been interviewed on television, radio, the internet, and in newspapers and magazines. She is now producing a new show, Keepers of the Flame.
Her writing has been published in two books to date; Cakes and Ale for the Pagan Soul edited by Patricia Telesco, and Voices of Survivors edited by Namid, both are available on Amazon.com. Her monthly advice column “It’s in the cards” has been featured in Finer Things Magazine, and on the internet for PaganPages.org. Other articles have appeared in various local magazines, such as the Door Opener. She is now the process of writing and illustrating her first book, which is a series of guided meditations and journeys.
Having matured as an artist, she is beginning her career now as a visual artist and writer full time, and is excited about this new journey under the new name of ‘Fly by Night Studio.’
Her favorite medium is oils, but she happily works in any, on or off the computer.
She has resided in The Valley for the last nine years, and is a member of the Valley Arts Council in Derby Connecticut.
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