Ashley is a self-taught artist from Kitchener–Waterloo, Ontario who has a passion for figurative and abstract art.
Ashley had a 12 year career as a therapeutic horseback riding instructor two children and adults with disabilities. Teaching people with various needs foster a new way of seeing the world around her.
In 2016, Ashley and her wife adopted two children with disabilities. Learning how to adapt to various situations and having to create inclusion for her children has helped further foster Ashley’s thought process in a more abstract way of seeing skills and processes develop which has transferred into her painting style.
Ashley has a love for water. The fluidity of the ink and resin is what attracted Ashley to fluid art, and you will see many water elements within her alcohol ink pieces that create a flow and movement. Her inks tend to be a bright saturated colour palette with a tiny bit of chaos that she has learned to embrace. The “women’s series” started in 2019, it was originally a self reflection project, however during this reflection, she decided to expand the series which now has over 30 paintings expressing the deeper layers of women’s emotional, sexual and psychological being. Ashley currently resides in Kitchener Ontario with her wife and two children. She is an advocate for adoption, autism, and cerebral hypoplasia.