Hi, I’m Ashlee. 😀
I am a 19 year old Canadian Artist and I love to create media art, traditional art, photography, poetry, sculpture, animation and more. I love to see the passion people, and it doesn’t have to show through their visual art either, it can be found in music, writing, martial arts, sports and more. People amaze me every day. I don’t think many realize how truly and wonderfully gifted the population of the world it. It is honestly breath taking to know how many talented bodies occupy the same globe as you and me.
I work in many mediums, as you can tell from above, because I dip my brush into many types of art forms. Mainly when I do traditional art I work with charcoal, acrylic paint, coloured pencil and clay. When I work with digital art, I tend to use Illustrator, ArtRage, FlashDraw, Colors3D and Photoshop. I use what ever program I can with my animations, but I don’t have a specific program that I usually use, so far for animations I’v used Photoshop, FlipNote, Flash, Movie Maker and iMovie. I’m easily inspired by interesting books, many movies, school, karate, Tim Burton and more.
Art is one of the most meaningful and important things in my life. And I do mean only one of them because there are more. I feel like it’s right for me, it makes me feel belonging, it gives me purpose. In a world where much of society doesn’t make sense, where things blur together to a dull grey and where many are lost, it helps me to draw a path. It gives me reason to not only find passion in it, but to understand and discover other passions. It helps me though the harder times and helps me to further enjoy the better times. Though with all of these great things that art does for me, like anything good, there’s other always another side. I’ll be honest, I envy other artists and can’t help but wish I were better than them. I’m sure this is just normal human nature. I don’t live an ignorant life living in a fantasy that I am perfect. I understand very much that my art is very much flawed and have a long way to go before I can become my fullest; and even with time there’s no guarantee that I will flourish to be better; but is something I hope that will happen. There’s a saying amongst artists that goes something (not sure of exact words) like this, “An artist is never truly finished a piece but simply gives up.” Which is true, I’m sure every artist has gotten to a point where they wish more could be done, but realise have done all in their current power and cannot continue. I am very much aware that I am a small and insignificant percentage to the millions of talented artists of this world who many of which far surpass my ability in art. None the less despite my previously mentioned envy, I do feel joy and an admiration for all artists. I almost find myself being proud to say that that person shares my respective passion.
Personally I don’t feel like I have a specific style, I like to experiment with a lot of things such as realism, surrealism, macabre, cartoons, anime, and more because I would get easily bored if I stuck to just one thing. I’ve found that up until the last year or so I’ve mostly drawn to simply draw, which isn’t a bad thing, but now more I’ve noticed that I’ve started to develop messages and symbols into my artwork now more so than I used to; which is very significant and important to me.
I hope you all enjoy my pieces