Please join us at Bella Casa Real Estate Group this evening for our monthly Art Walk event in Downtown Newberg. We are thrilled to feature artist and photographer Ashley Nicole. Ashley Nicole just returned from studying two semesters at the Aegean Center for Fine Arts in Italy and Greece. The following bio was provided by Ashley Nicole. You may also visit her website, myartprofile.com/ashleynicole.
“Whenever someone asks me to describe my artistic style I never really know what to tell them. I’m not like most artists in the way that I can simply set up and draw just anything. It takes me some time to decide what I want to do with a picture, how I want it to turn out. For that reason, landscapes or everyday scenes are not normally what I focus on. I like my drawings to be more than just an image, more than just markings on a page. With each new work of art another story is told.
I’ve loved to draw for as long as I can remember. The first memory I have as an artist is one of me tracing pictures out of my favorite coloring books onto a blank sheet of paper. Of course it was a much simpler view of art but I loved it then just as much as I love what I do now. I love the crazy creativity spurts I get sometimes when I’m just hanging out. I love getting lost in a drawing and feeling the excitement I get after finishing a picture and I start showing it off.
I have just recently attended two semesters at The Aegean Center for Fine Arts in Italy and Greece and it was a blessing to be able to explore new techniques and ideas with artists who share my love for creativity as well as experience a completely new culture and lifestyle. During my time there, my interests expanded into more than just graphite drawing. I became increasingly interested in photography, painting and printmaking and I now have a variety of mediums to express myself with.
I’m excited to continue to further my education in art and hope I have the opportunity to grow even more with each new adventure that comes my way.
So for now, while I wait for this new chapter in my life to begin, I only hope that everyone enjoys my work as much as I enjoy sharing it with them.”
“The Forces that affect our lives, the influences that mold and shape us, are often like whispers in a distant room, teasingly indistinct, apprehended only with difficulty.” – Charles Dickens