Liz Ashley

Artist Statement

I paint to try and capture what the camera cannot. I choose to paint natural surroundings because that is what I most respond to and want to keep with me. My paintings are at times not what is physically there but are my interpretation of my surroundings. Sometimes after visiting a location I will start with a photograph to get the essence of a piece and then put the photograph aside and let my memory of a place paint the rest of the picture. I find that this gives a much richer result because the colors I choose are based on my emotions and not necessarily the actual colors of the location.

My mediums are oil and watercolor.


Solo Exhibitions

2010Life in Cascadia, Sightline Institute, Seattle, WA
2009Field Notes, Fall City Inn, Fall City, WA

Group Exhibitions

2010Flying House Art & Craft, Issaquah, WA
2010100' of Art, artEAST, Issaquah, WA
2010Birds of a Feather, CancerLifeLine, Seattle, WA
2009ArtWalk Issaquah, Issaquah, WA
2009artEAST Annual Auction, artEAST, Issaquah, WA
2009150' of Art, artEAST, Issaquah, WA
2008150' of Art, artEAST, Issaquah, WA
2007150' of Art, artEAST, Issaquah, WA
2006artEAST Annual Auction, artEAST, Issaquah, WA
2006Collective Works, Art Collective Issaquah, Issaquah, WA
2004Renton River Days, Renton, WA
2004ArtWalk Issaquah, Issaquah, WA
2004Redmond Town Center Jazz Festival, Redmond, WA


2004+Member, artEAST
2004Member, Cottage Lake Artists' Guild
2004Member, Seattle CoArts

Related Activities

2010Volunteer curator of the Providence Marianwood Gallery, Issaquah, WA
2009Nursing home art class volunteer, Providence Marianwood, Issaquah, WA


2006Painting with Ned Mueller, Fall City Fine Arts, Fall City, WA
2003Figure Drawing, Gage Academy of Fine Art, Seattle, WA
1987B.S. Design, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA

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