I’m Ashley, and I run Ashley Picanco Art.
I’m a self-taught artist who loves working with acrylics, watercolor, resin, polymer clay, and other various mixed media. I run this website and youtube channel where I share my tips, techniques, and inspirations for all things art and crafty.
I’m inspired by both nature and the female form. My art styles vary from semi-realistic looking to cutesy and anime/manga-inspired , but are always feminine and somewhat whimsical.
On August 27, 2014 I had my son Xavier, and my entire life changed.
I am now not only an artist, but a mother too, and I couldn’t imagine being anything else. This little guy hasn’t been in my life for very long, but I can’t imagine a world without him now.
I was worried that having kids would change me, and make me lose focus in my art. I thought I would eventually give up painting in favor of settling into mommyhood.
…but in truth, the opposite has happened.
Little Xavier makes me more motivated than I have ever been to follow my heart and keep creating art. He inspires me everyday with his joys at the simple things in life and at the new things he’s learning everyday. I love creating art more than ever now, because in following my dreams, I hope I can in turn inspire him to follow his, whatever those may be.
I am passionate about creating art, and my dream is to be able to make a full-time living from my creations.
Thank you for visiting, and I hope you join me in my art journey 🙂