Ashley is a self-taught artist from Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario who has a passion for figurative and abstract art using acrylics and alcohol inks.
At a young age Ashley found her lifelong passion in horse back riding, which led to a 12-year career as a Therapeutic Horse Back Riding Instructor to children and adults with disabilities. Teaching people with various needs helped broaden Ashley’s thought process into a more creative and abstract way of seeing the world around her.
In 2016, Ashley and her wife adopted two children with disabilities through the Children’s Aid Society. Learning how to adapt to various situations and having to create inclusion for her children has helped further foster Ashley’s thought process into a more abstract way of seeing skills and processes develop which has transferred into her painting style allowing her to move between acrylics and fluid art.
The Into the Woods Series started in 2021 during a solo trip into the woods for a camping trip. This series is the first that Ashley has incorporated metal leaf into her work. This series is a collection of mixed media work inspired by the natural world mainly done on wood panels.
Ashley currently resides in Kitchener, Ontario with her wife and two children. She is an advocate for adoption, Autism and Cerebellar Hypoplasia.
More of Ashley’s work can be seen; www.ashleybiddiscombe.com
Facebook and Instagram: @ashleybiddiscombefineart