Ashley has been drawing and painting all her life. Born and raised in Lexington, Ky, after high school, she moved West to study and work. Ashley graduated with a B.S. in Biological and Agricultural Science from Mesa State College in Grand Junction, CO. She worked for the U.S. Forest Service and Soil Conservation Service in UT, ID and AK. Time spent in the beautiful National Forests, and the chance to observe wildlife and birds, led to her respect and love of nature and all its creations. She invites the viewer to feel the sense of peace and renewal from being close to animals, birds, fish and open spaces. Ashley instills nature's life and sparkle in her works of the natural world, which is a never-ending source of beauty and wonder.
Ashley is a juried member of The Kentucky Guild of Artists & Craftsmen, and The Louisville Artisans Guild, also, and associate member of Oil Painters of America and The American Society of Impressionism.
Ashley has studied art at the University of Louisville, The Studio School and national workshops.