Painting Woman

General Info
Health Souls Location Drops
???? -- Painted World of Ariandel --

Painting Woman is an NPC in Dark Souls 3.

Painting Woman Information

  • Killable, but respawns after reload.
  • After she moves to the attic and the Sister Friede is killed, talk to her then return to corvian village and talk to the Corvian Settler outside the house to receive a Titanite Slab.
  • Cannot be summoned
  • Changes in NG+
  • List of items that refer to this NPC
  • Will occasionally wave goodybye to the player when leaving after talking to her.



  • You can find the Painting Woman in the Painted World of Ariandel, in the attic you unlock with the Contraption Key after defeating Sir Vilhelm.
  • Relocates to the Ariandel Chapel after unlocking the sliding altar in the lower level of the room filled with flies and corpses. Take the ladder up the wall near the bonfire to find her.
  • If killed, can be seen at the same place you killed her.
  • Also found in The Ringed City



  • Do not give any souls when killed.
  • No items.


Combat Information

  • Does not fight back.



First encounter dialogue:


I believe...I feel the scent of ash upon thee.
Thou'rt the one of whom uncle Gael spoke.
The one to show me flame.

Tis good. When this is done, may I return.
The door is open thanks to thee.

Tis good, I'll head off to paint.
I promised uncle Gael I would."

After she relocates to the Cathedral where Sister Friede is:


Thou'rt Ash.
Thou'st a pact made with uncle Gael.
So I wish to tell thee all.
Behold its size. This is my canvas.
It's to be a cold, dark, and very gentle place.
...But first, I must see flame.
I wish to paint a picture.
Of a cold, dark, and very gentle place.
One day, it will make someone a goodly home.
That's why I must see flame."

After defeating Sister Friede:


"Those who aren't ken to fire cannot paint a world.
Those absorbed by fire, must not paint a world.
Don't worry, I haven't forgotten, Mother...
I can hear the fire crackle...
And soon, I will see it...
My thanks, Ashen One.
I will finish the painting.
Of a cold, dark, and very gentle place.
So that it might make a home for someone, someday."

" thanks, Ashen One
I can almost see the flame...
Soon, uncle Gael will bring me the pigment
I wonder if he has found it
The dark soul of man..."


After killed: 

Ashen one, i cannot die.

I have a world to paint."


In The Ringed City DLC: 

...Ashen One, thy gift of flame has taken root. And Uncle Gael will soon bring the pigment.
Pigment coloured like the dark soul of man.

I wonder if Uncle Gael has found it?
The pigment coloured like the dark soul of man.

My thanks, Ashen One.
With this will I paint a world. Please tell me thy name.
I would name this painting after thee.
My thanks. I will paint a world of that name.
Twill be a cold, dark, and very gentle place.
And one day, it will make someone a goodly home.
I see. We are much alike.
Twill be a cold, dark, and very gentle place.
And one day, it will make someone a goodly home.
Then I will name this painting "Ash".

I wonder when Uncle Gael intends his return.
I hope the new painting will be to him a gentle home.
My thanks, Ashen One.
I will assuredly finish the painting.
Of a cold, dark, and very gentle place.
One day, it will make someone a goodly home.



  • Voice actors, chracter inspirations, fan art, cosplay goes here.
  • She may be related to Pricilla or Yorshka, as she seems to have scales on her neck, hands and feet.



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    • Anonymous

      02 Feb 2018 23:17  

      So, she's supposedly related to Priscilla and Yorshka? I mean, if her dialogue is anything to go by, "I will finish the painting.
      Of a cold, dark, and very gentle place.
      So that it might make a home for someone, someday." After, a little analysis, it seems she either refers to Priscilla, or Gael. Since there's a painted world of Ariamis, which is home to Priscilla, it seems either she's referring to that and her name is in fact, Ariamis (just speculation), I personally would like more from Priscilla, since she's the only non-hostile boss initially. SO IF THIS PERSON COULD BE RELATED TO HER, THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

      • Anonymous

        26 Jan 2018 09:15  

        Dude I killed her and it kicked me off the ds3 servers I've restarted my console and everything it will not let me connect back online .

        • Anonymous

          08 Jan 2018 08:42  

          Am I the only person who really want to tell her that Uncle Gael is killed by my hand, and will never return, in order to bring the pigment of Dark Soul for her to paint a new world?

          • Anonymous

            13 Sep 2017 19:54  

            Ah good old, xXx_420_Ķ͙͉̮**t͈̫͚͍̼̄ͥͦ͊́_̛ͦͭS̬̟̗͂̓͊̓̎͂̽͠l̺̉͗a̞͔̝̰͈ͯ̃̇ͯͅ8̭̲̙̟̥̪ͫͬ͆̔͋ͮe̱̽ͧ͆̒͑ͣ͘r̻̦̪̭ͨͮ͊̑̍ͩͫ_69_xXx . .

            Don't sexaulize the loli.

            • Anonymous

              29 Jul 2017 06:48  

              The Painted World of Boletaria sounds good. WHAT IF HER NAME IS BOLETARIA?! DEMONS SOULS REMAKE CONFIRMED?

              • 26 Jun 2017 22:03  

                The painting woman's (Aria's for brevity) Mother seems to be a oracle based on the theory that the friendly Corvian, Father Ariandel and undoubtedly Aria are quoting her prophecies. Sadly she leaves her child nameless and in the care of an ancient undead knight... Gael, who we find praying to a weeping statue depicting the "Mother of the Forlorn". This same Mother is likely depicted in the statues in the painted world which Elfriede or Vilhelm seemed to have destroyed before coercing Father Ariandel to embrace the rot. But why would they behead the statues of this woman when Elfriede had already taken on the likeness of the woman depicted? Perhaps anger for a Furtive Mother who seems to abandon her children... Elfriede, a former maiden of Kaathe likely thought she would create a new world (Londor) when she linked the flame but she was instead burned to ash. Sullen and forlorn she drifts into a painting where she finds out she was merely a pawn in this Mother's grand prophecy to instead allow her nameless crossbreed daughter to paint a new world... A Prophetic Mother also possibly depicted in the statue of a woman impersonating a serpent. A statue in front of a bonfire that cleverly happens to transport Chosen Ash to the Dreg Heap and eventually the Ringed City. A Mother of the Forlorn
                "For thou who art Undead art Chosen..." and "When the Ashes are two a Flame Alighteth"

                • Anonymous

                  14 Jun 2017 01:06  

                  It would be really neat to somehow see the names of all the characters the Painting is named after online.

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