Ashley began drawing and painting as a child, inspired by her dad who is also an artist. Her passion for creativity and drawing throughout school led her to graduate with a degree in graphic design from South Carolina School of the Arts. Ashley loves her career as a brand designer in Asheville, NC and seeks out her own inspiration for oil painting after work and on weekends hiking in the mountains to paint Plein Air and painting from her home studio in Downtown Asheville. She seeks to portray the renewal and joy of an adventure outside.