On April 16 local artist Ashley Wells will be showing and selling a piece of who she is at the Spring Market held at the Logan County Extension Office. For Wells it is a chance to share a passion she has has since she was a child. For others it will be a chance to purchase many themed art pieces; from honoring law enforcement and military, to getting a piece that will hang in your child’s room of their favorite Marvel character.
“I have been creating art since I was young. I always loved to draw and began understanding more about it in high school,” said Wells.
What stands out about Wells’ art is the different genres she creates. She doesn’t like to stick to one particular muse, instead she allows her emotion to carry her in the many directions presented.
“I really love doing pieces for law enforcement and our veterans,” said Wells, who uses burlap backing while personalizing it with her own flare. “I can put whatever information on the piece someone wishes. From their photos to flags to military citations.”
Wells also loves cartoon characters and free styles with water colors. From Spiderman to Batman she really looses herself in crating for kids. Wells and her husband Adam have two daughters, Olivia and most recently baby Lucy. Both their rooms are covered with their mother’s art.
“My oldest daughter Olivia has begun to show interest in art. We spend time together creating. She is pretty good at it too,” smiled Wells.
There are many places Wells sells her creations including the Tobacco & Heritage Festival. You can order a piece, however, by just calling her at 270-772-0972 and sharing your ideas with her. She is extremely versatile and can create almost anything by working with another’s vision.
“Art for me is self-expression. If I can share it with another that just makes it even more special,” said Wells.
To contact Chris Cooper, email [email protected] or call 270-726-8394.