Sara Ashley, Eugene, OR Member Since July 2010 Artist Statement My passion for art exploded as soon as I was able to hold a crayon, and hasn't slowed down since. Where other girls played with Barbies, I had my used-and-abused case of Crayolas. The thirst for expression through my art has increased exponentially over the years, winding through many phases and creative awakenings, and I am just tapping into exploring the possibilities of getting the exposure my work has been craving.
Born and raised in 'Fabulous Las Vegas', I drew so much inspiration from the glitz and glamour surrounding me each day in the city. I feel triggered to recreate these visions of people and places, whether it be the allure that lies beneath a heavily-painted exterior, the blatant sexual energy that boils at the central core, or simply the flawless life energy existing within each of my subjects. Having located to Eugene, Oregon in recent years, I have opened a new chapter in my life and influences, and have begun to explore new avenues of expression through portraiture, photography, the use of color, and the unique personalities secluded inside all beings.