Ashley was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and has been exploring art for as long as she can remember. She has found creativity in all aspects of life and over the years this led her down an interesting artistic path. Choosing to pursue art in college was a scary, but necessary choice. She knew she had to follow her passions. Ashley attended Western Washington University focusing on graphic design and fine art. After two and a half years in the graphic design program, she came to the realization that the virtual world was just not for her and switched her major to reflect her full dedication to fine arts. It was also during this time she began teaching art to home-schooled children on the weekends.
Ashley graduated from Western with a BA in Performing Arts and Mixed Media with her concentration in Handmade Printmaking. At Western, she became practiced and proficient in drawing, painting, fibers, design, installation, bookbinding, art history and hand manufactured print. Her printmaking concentration was focused in multiple run woodblock relief and multiple run lithography. During her time spent in Bellingham, Ashley participated in three different shows selling work, and completed a commission for Western’s Outdoor Center, which is permanently located on campus. Since graduation, Ashley has been working on her own art as much as possible and was fortunate enough to begin working at Museo Art Academy right after graduating. In her free time, she also participates in the local performing arts at her Community Theater. Ashley has experienced great satisfaction and gratification in finding herself immersed in the arts everyday, not only in her profession but also her personal life. Her passions and dedication will, without a doubt, continue to inspire and drive her further into the fantastic world of art.