Ashley Barr

I’m Ashley, an Expressionist Artist living in the wonderful state of Colorado.

I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to be home with my kids and to pursue my dream, painting and creating. I never thought that I could actually make money from doing what I love most, but life is funny. My parents always told me to follow my heart and here I am, painting and loving every minute of it.

I have an unusual perspective on the world and it is my goal to express it. I do not seek to duplicate, I am not a copy machine. I want to dive into the soul of a subject and translate how I see and feel. Throughout my life, I’ve been described as over-emotional, a bit on the sensitive side. Finally, I’ve found a way to use that power and to channel it from my brush to my canvas.

With a Bachelor in Fine Arts and a background in Graphic Design and Photography, I get most of my inspiration from photographs that move me. I also tend to paint in a very “graphic” way with one large subject and lots of movement in every painting I do. I also love texture - when I see a painting, I want to touch it. I want to feel the brushstrokes. So it is my goal to create depth and life in a painting with texture and bold color.

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy!


Peacock, 3’x5’ in Acrylics

Golden metallic background