Monday, July 27, 2009

Artist Spotlight: Ashley Collins

Mend by Ashley Collins via Diehl Gallery

The stunning artwork of Ashley Collins is truly unique from the layering technique (mixed media like aged paper and resin create depth and texture) to the sheer size (many works are 7' x 8' and 8' x 10') to the subjects (simple, neutral color combinations, words and print, and powerful animals). I love the stark yet full nature of the plain backgrounds coupled with striking images that are not overly complicated. To me, her style captures the energy of her subjects in an organic and unrefined way. Not only are Ashley’s final products inspiring, but to see her working in her studio is a treat in and of itself. Check out the photos below to see what I mean. To see more of Ashley’s work and learn more about the artist herself, check out her website here. 

Ashley Collins in her studio via Boise Weekly

Ashley Collins in her studio via Diehl Gallery

Caballo by Ashley Collins via Karin Sanders 

Life by Ashley Collins via Karin Sanders

Ashley Collins Work via Artmajeur

Dune By Ashley Collins via ArtMo

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