Ashley Amery is a San Diego born, London based artist.
Her practice draws upon line and pattern making as a means of investigation. Ashley works on paper in fine detail to create beautiful paintings full of botanical and abstract forms.
The process of revisiting a piece many times and allowing it to build organically is essential to her practice. She uses gouache paint, a medium that has been associated with picture making for hundreds of years. Gouache creates a unique opaque surface that is perfect for weaving together pattern and form.
"I am interested in the way memory informs image making. I draw from a personal stock of impressions to make sense of them through painting. My early years as a child spent in South America and Southern California feed into my use of bold colour, as well as subjects that centre around water and the ocean."
Ashley earned her MA from Camberwell College of Art in London. She is currently working on a series of large scale paintings for her first solo exhibition with the gallery.