I've been drawing portraits for over 6 years and not only is it amazing to see my own progression, but the progression of my subjects as well. The feeling I get when presenting someone their portrait is unparalleled to any other feeling I get through art. Drawing a portrait of someone is the best way I know how to say thank you to them and honour their spirit. During the process of creating the portrait, it allows me to reflect on my relationship with that person and I think, in turn, allows them to also see themselves in a different light.



"LACEY" - on Canson 98lb #343 Pearl Grey Watercolour Paper Jan.2019


Completed in 12 hours, the portrait of Lacey is my biggest accomplishment to date for drawing a portrait. It was the first time I used watercolour paper as my stock and used only these (5) Derwent Coloursoft Pencil Crayons: C650 Black, C670 Dove Grey, C680 Petrel Grey, C690 Steel Grey, C700 Mid Grey, and C720 White.

Timelapse of ‘Lacey’ Viewable on YouTube: (coming soon)


"ELLIOTT" - Graphite on 70lb Text Jan.2018


In December 2017 I participated in a local craftshow where I donated a portrait as a penny sale item - Elliott's mother, Cathy, won that item and sent me a picture of her son to draw. This was my first time drawing a child and I'm extremely happy with what I accomplished here- his shirt was definitely a challenge to overcome. Someone once told me that there is a special spirit in the eyes of a child, and the eyes are my favourite part of drawing a portrait. I truly believe that they are the windows to the soul. 

Ashley completed a portrait of my son. Her attention to detail was amazing. The portrait looked exactly as my son. I would definitely recommend her if you’re interested in a portrait.
— Cathy

"ZOEY" - Derwent Pencil Crayons on 70lb Text Dec.2017


This portrait of Zoey is my first, full colour dog portrait and with the help from Donovan Mowatt, I had the entire drawing recorded and made into a timelapse video!

Timelapse of ‘Zoey’ Viewable on YouTube: here

When I saw Ashley’s reproduction of Zoey, I was absolutely amazed at it... I actually teared up at how perfectly she had brought the photograph of Zoey to life... she captured her just so perfectly, I was speechless for a few moments as was my daughter when she unwrapped her gift of Zoey on Christmas morning!  Thank you Ashley -you are very talented!
— Marie McNiven

"MELYNDA" - Graphite on 70lb Text Feb. 2016

Melynda & Luna

This is a random thank you to Melynda for always being uniquely you. You inspire me (and many others I'm sure) daily with your vibrant personality and beautiful soul. Know that you are appreciated and cared about. Never stop being you. I've never drawn an animal before, so she was a bit of a challenge, but I'm extremely happy with the way everything turned out. I hope you have a wonderful day. 💖


Jasmine Pearl

Jasmine Pearl is one of the most beautiful beings on this planet - inside & out - and if you've ever had the pleasure of knowing her, I'm sure you know what I mean. So because pictures are worth 1000 words, and 1000 words doesn't even come close to describing how magnificent this girl is, I decided to draw her instead.

Here's to you, Jasmine! You are a magical unicorn in a world full of ponies. You always know how to make me smile and quite simply, just get me.❤ I love you girl! ❤

"JASMINE" - Graphite on 70lb Text Jan.2016

Ashley puts her all into her artwork. It may be a talent or a hobby to some... but to Ashley, it is truly an extension of her heart and soul. Her passion and dedication to perfection brings a lifelike quality to her portraits. Through this passion, she captures the essence of her subject.
— Jasmine Pearl