Ashley Goldberg, 25, was born and raised and currently resides in St. Louis, Missouri. She has loved arts, crafts, creatures, and nature her entire life. Focusing on portraiture and capturing a brief moment in time, her artwork is simple, but with a sophisticated or stark color palette. Ashley believes great emotion can be conveyed in a simple gesture or look. The characters she creates, whether monsters or little girls, are simply, humorous, empathetic, and a little bit pathetic.
"I strongly believe that what you're happiest doing at five is what you will be happiest doing your entire life. Growing up, I endlessly drew and embroidered (onto washcloths that my grandma gave me) little creatures and animals that I desperately wanted to live in the woods of my backyard. In my mind, these creatures had tiny, magnificent, ornate lairs in trunks of old trees (which I also drew, along with maps of how to get there). And although these creatures were elusive and shy, they always decided to befriend me. Over the years, my creatures have become decidedly more design-driven, but a part of me is still just drawing little friends to have."