Welcome to AshleyRoeDesign.com!
Ashley Roe Design is my personal art shop and blog based in Chicago, Illinois. Most of the artwork available, was created from wildlife and family pet inspiration. I find its important to find the beauty in animal nature and having the chance to share that moment with people. Besides wildlife oil painting, I’m beginning to sell commissioned dog portraits to capture moments with our furry friends.
Hi, I’m Ashley!
I’m a graphic designer by day, who is obsessed with taking pictures of her dog, while I attempt to find something new to explore in Chicago. I graduated from Salisbury University in 2014 with a BFA in Graphic Design and a minor in Marketing Management. I have experience designing for a variety of local non profit and corporate clients.
It wasn’t until about a year ago, that I rekindled my journey with oil painting. While living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, I decided to paint a sea turtle on a canvas that I found hidden in my closet; what I thought was going to be a disaster, turned into a therapeutically fun experience! Since than I’ve explored a variety of subjects for oil painting. I love the chance to manipulate color and movement in a still image to allude to something bigger. It’s how I learned to appreciate the world around me and find the little things that matter. Now that I have moved to the big city and far from the ocean, I mainly focus on painting animals that manage to find their way into city and suburbia life. Occasionally, I’ll do a nice throw back to my sea turtle days.
Besides painting and creating, I spend most of my time with my partner in crime, Ichabod. He’s a two year old springer spaniel. Filled with life and curiosity, there is never a dull moment. I’ll warn you, I love taking photos of him and sharing them on the blog from time to time! I regularly post about him on Instagram along with my behind-the-scenes projects and aspects of my life.