Biography

DebAshleyDeborah Ashley

Deborah Ashley is an abstract nature and still-life painter living in Northern California. Deborah is originally from North Carolina and pulls on her southern roots to explore her unconventional still-life paintings and express the lushness and vibrancy in her colorful landscapes.

Deborah was interested in the arts from a very young age. She began studying the piano when she was five and the violin at age seven. She also pursued painting, printmaking and sculpture classes throughout school. Her work is colorful and full of energy and loosely captures playful still-lifes or abstracted sylvan landscapes. Deborah’s paintings are often influenced by her background in piano and violin with the use of lines and shapes that flow throughout her paintings as if to set the scene to music. The exuberance of Ashley’s paintings is defined by the interplay of colors, shapes and textures that often seem to explode off the canvas and make her work highly expressive and uniquely her own.

Deborah finished her first degree in Violin Performance and her second degree in Fine Art.

Selected Exhibitions

2017 November Selected Group Exhibition Studio Gallery San Francisco, CA
2017 August Selected Group Exhibition Studio Gallery San Francisco, CA
2017 Selected Group Exhibition Tim Collom Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2016 Summer Exhibition, Deborah Ashley & Justin Baldwin, TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA
2016 Selected Group exhibition, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2016 Selected Group Exhibition, Tim Collom Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2016 Group Exhibition, Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery, Lafayette, CA
2016 Group Exhibition, Collector Art Shop, Oakland CA
2016 Solo Exhibition, Chows, Danville, CA
2015 Group Exhibition, Collector Art Shop, Berkeley, CA
2015 Group Exhibition, Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery, Lafayette, CA
2014 Juried Exhibition, “Visions of the Wild” Vallejo, CA
2014 Solo Exhibition Kanishka’s, Walnut Creek, CA
2014 Group Exhibition Chow’s, Lafayette CA
2014 Group Exhibition, Klein Gallery, Lafayette, CA
2014 Group Exhibition, Valley Art Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
2014 Group Exhibition, Moraga Country Club, Moraga, CA
2013 Solo Exhibition, San Francisco Design Center, San Francisco, CA
2013 Group Exhibition, Iron Horse Home Furnishings, Benicia, CA
2010 Group Exhibition, Valley Art Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
2010 Solo Exhibition, Sherman Clay Studio, Walnut Creek, CA
2009 Group Exhibition, Nourot Art Glass, Benicia, CA
2009 Solo Exhibition, Sonoma Bank, Walnut Creek, CA
2008 Juried Exhibition, Raleigh, NC
2007 Group Exhibition, Jordan Hall Art, Cary, NC
2004 Group Exhibition, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC

Public Art

2008 Concord Stock, Concord, CA

 

 

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