Susan Ashley creates portraits in order to tell a story about people and their life passions. These works often reflect the diverse community of Silicon Valley and also achieve a likeness of my subjects. As an Experimental Artist she loves color and the process of juxtaposing collage and images on paintings using watercolor, acrylic and mixed media. The unexpected results always add an element of intrigue.
In her current work Susan creates collages from torn magazines. She often uses Yupo or mounts her collages on boards.
Susan Ashley has lived in the San Franciso Bay Area of California most of her life. She graduated from UC Berkeley and was awarded a scholarship to the Academy of Art in San Francisco. Her art has received international and national recognition.
She was awarded Signature Membership in the California Watercolor Association and an Artist Showcase Award from Manhattan Arts International’s “Hot Topics – Bold Expressions in Nature and Human Nature” juried exhibition. Her work has been accepted into an exhibition presented by the Audubon Artists at The Salmagundi Art Club, New York, NY. She has also exhibited at the Art Ark Gallery and the Sun Gallery, both in CA.
Visit Susan Ashley’s website at ashleyfinearts.com