Description This was my first foray into mixed media. I went to a bookstore and found some beautiful red leaves pressed in some old Shakespeare books, and I decided to create an impressionist work depicting Autumnal colors and leaves in the wind.
Ashley McRoberts, Orem, UT Member Since January 2010 Artist Statement I have always appreciated a beautiful scene, and when I was 16 I found a way to show other people that beauty. I found art. I started with a beautiful sea scape, and fell in love. I fell in love with painting and that ability to express myself with color.
I've been painting now for 8 years, have done dozens of paintings in many sizes and styles, and have absolutely loved every brush stroke! I find inspiration wherever I go, driving down the highway, camping in the mountains, and from my wonderful husband.
Though I love many colors, my favorite color I use is alizerin crimson, which I feel expresses everything beautiful about nature. People ask what is my specialty is? Most would say landscapes...I say trees, I am a big tree girl ;)