Ashley is an illustrator, painter, and printmaker with a BA in cultural anthropology and MFA from the School of Visual Arts. She grew up one of five girls in southern California and the conservative south, which led her to ask questions in adulthood about feminism, intersectionality, interculturalism and privilege. Ashleys personal – and much of her editorial work – centers around these themes, though she also workes on much lighter commercial projects and generally try not to take herself too seriously. She has a soft spot for the environment and animal welfare, which she believes are deeply connected to issues of culture.
Ashleys artistic process explores both figuration and abstraction, with consideration of how these elements work together to convey meaning both explicit and implied. She embraces all artistic tools, including digital and traditional, and frequently use a variety of media.