September 4, 2011

Gallery Up

These pieces are for sale at Gallery Up - an artist-run store, gallery and frame shop located in Old Town Rock Hill, South Carolina:

i made these masks a couple weeks ago for the cover of 
the black fortys new album, voodoo moon. 
inspiration came from this photo:
and this is the final product:
the photo was taken by the lovely & talented artist, 

March 26, 2011

brees studio, inc.

March 10th was my three year anniversary at Brees Studio. Working at this company as an artist, project manager, fabrication supervisor, etc. has been an incredible experience. I never could've imagined being involved in such interesting unique work, especially in the small town of Murphysboro, Illinois. One of my proudest accomplishments thus far has been the development of our new website I've been working on this project for the past year with the talented folks at 1187 Creative and I'm thrilled the site is finally up and running. Please take a look.

Silvia & I painting white oak foliage during my first month.


I'm loving these seafood spheres by 
New York food stylist, Nir Adar.

I think they'd be a fantastic addition to my collection:

February 21, 2011


for a wonderful woman, artist, and proud owner of five (living) rats in santa fe.

a new piece

for the consignment shop at the 
new harmony gallery of contemporary art in new harmony, indiana.

July 26, 2010


Yesterday I uploaded my paper version of Alejandro 
for Lady Gaga's 'Who Is Alejandro' contest. 
Sure would be fun to own an Alejandro 7" picture disc vinyl signed by Lady Gaga. 
Her creativity and fearlessness is an inspiration.
Click here to see all the entries.

May 18, 2010

glitter and grunge blog giveaway!

For a chance to WIN one of my paper frog dissections visit:    
I am honored to be a featured artist of paperweek
Be sure to check back there throughout the week to see what other artists are doing with paper. The winner of the giveaway will be announced on Friday.
Enjoy :)

May 13, 2010

red panda

A gift for a new friend :)

March 19, 2010

another one!

A very special thank you to my cousin's wife, Katie for mentioning my artwork on her blog, The Life We Love. Katie commissioned the owl & raccoon after receiving the bunny for a shower gift. 
Her continuous support means so much to me!

March 18, 2010

blog mention :)

One of my pieces was featured on the 

Thank you Susan! 

Cyclops Lrg 6

This one and others like it are for sale in my shop.

March 3, 2010

manny the monster

A recent commission for a great friend. She and her husband had the genius idea of giving their son a piece of artwork on his birthday every year until he's eighteen. I'm honored to have a piece in his collection! 

February 15, 2010


Photos of a recent commission:

Wunderkammer 4 
22" x 28"

Wunderkammer 5
22" x 28"

Wunderkammer 6
22" x 28"

Wunderkammer: A place where a collection of curiosities and rarities is exhibited.
Origin German, literally 'wonder chamber.'

January 31, 2010

paper pine cones

Detail of a piece I had up at the Monarch Studio in Cobden, Illinois this winter. Hope you enjoy.

my etsy shop

My Etsy shop --> Grrkey is finally up and running! You can check it out here.  I'd love to hear your feedback.

A special thanks to my great friends, Jenn & Elaine, for their help with the banner (shown above) and their ongoing support. As many of you know I've been hesitant to jump into this new endeavor for fear of all the unknowns, but now it's happening and I couldn't be more excited to see how things progress! And last but not least, a special thanks to my Coach and amazing stepfather, Jerry, for helping me achieve my goals!

August 10, 2009

new harmony, indiana

I have some new pieces for sale at the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art Consignment Shop in New Harmony, Indiana. They've also featured me on their blog!

o o o (neutrals) 2009 36" x 36" canvas, acrylic paint, paper
photo by Alison Erazmus

February 3, 2009

thank you, deb

"Ashley's work is truthful and beautiful --reflective of a truthful and beautiful person--a treat for the eyes and thought-provoking. Most of her pieces have sold, a great accomplishment for a young artist. The people have spoken with their dollars. Her work strikes a common vein of the connection that ties us all to the earth and the creatures therein. It evokes memories of childhood and youth---walks in the woods, skimming minnows in the pond, field trips to museums and lab dissections in high school. Nature offers us the most vivid images of beauty and brutality. Ashley draws upon these images, accentuating the beauty.

The artwork is colorful and compelling, the craftsmanship of the paper cut-outs is exquisite. To those of us who have been eagerly anticipating this show, Ashley has not disappointed. And to this gentle yet fierce young artist---who is as passionate about recycling paper and plastic, as she is about rescuing misguided hummingbirds that find themselves inside the building -----I say, CONGRATULATIONS on a superb and successful show!!" Deborah B. (a co-worker)

January 5, 2009


I currently have a show up at the Longbranch Coffeehouse in Carbondale. Thank you so much to everyone who has purchased a piece and to all of you that have been so supportive!! It has been a great success thus far and I couldn't be happier about it. (*A special thanks to Elaine for designing my blog header & to Claudia for designing the poster for the show*)

February 10, 2008

local yokels

This is a piece I made for the show Local Yokels in Carbondale at the Surplus Gallery. The materials are: Paper, shaving cream, acrylic paint & glue.

an afternoon doodle