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Susan Ashley

Mixed Media (Collage) , Watercolors, Acrylics

www.ashleyfinearts.com

 

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Artist
First name
Susan
Last name
Ashley
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City
Chula Vista
State
CA
Medium
Mixed Media (Collage) , Watercolors, Acrylics
Artists Statement
Susan's artwork reflects the diversity of California, and achieves a painterly,likeness of her subjects. As an artist, she loves the process of juxtaposing collage and images on paintings using watercolor, acrylic and mixed media. The unexpected results always add an element of intrigue.
Historically, portrait paintings have primarily memorialized the rich and powerful. Over time, however, it became more common for middle-class patrons to commission portraits of their families and colleagues. Today, portrait paintings are still commissioned by governments, corporations, groups, clubs, and individuals. In addition to painting, portraits can also be made in other media____Now COLLAGE.

In her current work Susan creates collages from torn magazines. She often uses polypropylene, called Yupo and mounts her collages on boards. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a major in Social Welfare and was awarded a scholarship to the Academy of Art in San Francisco in 2007. The subjects of her art are about people as a portrait, a cityscape or a designed floral arrangement. Her art has received international and national recognition.
Bio
As a child, Susan and her family came to California from Ohio. She lived in Burlingame, California. After graduation from UC, Berkeley, she married her husband, Andre, who was in the Navy, and they lived in San Diego. Later they located to San Jose. She was involved with art. She worked at Chabot Gallery and then department stores as an Interior Designer. She received awards for her watercolors, including a scholarship to the SF Academy of Art in 2007. Soon her work encompassed Mixed Media, Collage with Acrylics. She has received national and international recognition.
 

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