“Art has the power to make one see things in a new light. It helps us see the beauty in things that some may overlook, or take for granted. As an artist, inspiration comes to me in many forms. I see so much beauty in old weathered things. A new life that hides behind an old, waiting to be discovered. Layers of chipped paint, rusted metals and old buildings- they excite me and spark new ideas within me.
I begin my work without any preconceived ideas at all what the finished work is going to look like. I like the idea of each painting being a journey, ending at a beautiful destination. My paintings are made with lots of color and textures, bringing out the old with the new.
I am a self taught full-time artist with a desire to create, capture and preserve a true beauty of art in each painting – in hopes to create a happy escape for the viewer.” Erin Ashley
Color Made Easy magazine 2016, Professional Artist magazine 2013, American Artist 2013, Better Homes and Gardens/Color Made Easy magazine 2014, Studios magazine 2013, Art.com magazine publications – Holiday 2015, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Summer 2014 and Art.com Holiday 2014, San Francisco Chronicle 2013, American Airlines/Sky Mall magazine 2013 and 2014, Cover of 2012 Liberated Dreams gallery book front cover including posters and banners, Arte Energia Creativa gallery 2014 art book / Italian Art Journal magazine 2014, Rivier Art magazine 2013, Surround magazine publications for 2014 inside front cover, Holiday 2014 Spring 2015 and Holiday 2015, Front Cover and spread for Better Homes & Gardens REFRESH magazine 2015, Art Hive magazine 2015, Birmingham Arts Journal 2016, Cover of Utrecht magazine Spring 2016, Bravo TV network “Million Dollar Listing”San Francisco, HGTV show Flip Or Flop, Painting shown behind the scenes on The Rosie O’Donnell show airing on the Opera’s Winfrey network, HGTV Design on a Dime show held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in NYC , Best Of Fall Designs NY 2013, Primorske Novice 2015 and currently Published on art products for Dick Blick Art supply stores nation wide.
Erin Ashley’s work has appeared in several galleries in the US, Italy and solo exhibitions. Erin has been commissioned by several fortune 500 companies such as Cartoon Network, Time Warner editing studios, Blick Art Corporate headquarters Chicago and many other prestigious companies and designers worldwide.
Erin currently lives in Florida with her very talented artist husband, two beautiful children and our dog Toby. “I am a true christian believer in God for he has transformed my life in the most amazing ways.Corinthians 5:17 tells us, “…anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!”
“No matter what you are facing today, I want to encourage you…When you decide to not give up and put your whole trust in Christ, you pave the way for greater things to happen for you, in you and through you! ” – Joel Osteen
Erin Ashley’s work is bold, rough, textured and dynamic. Her paintings carry the energy and verve of the best of street painting, along with the emotional impact of artists Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. Yet her paintings formed from softer colors hold an atmospheric sense of serenity, hope and rebirth. Janis Kirstein
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