Ashley Cecil is a Pittsburgh-based artist and illustrator specializing in paintings of flora and fauna. Her love affair with all things organic and wild has blossomed as the result of studying landscapes with accomplished master painters in London while earning her master's degree at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, immersing herself in vast collections of floral textile prints in European museums, painting from live observation at institutions including Phipps Botanical Gardens, geeking out on plant science research, and collaborating with top-notch floral designers.
Her fervor for painting has landed her some pretty amazing opportunities including serving as an artist in residence at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, participating in internationally renowned arts festivals, launching a line of home decor and fashion accessories, creating artwork for the label of a libation consumed by millions, and talking face-to-face with President Obama.
Apropos of Pittsburgh’s industrial heyday, Ashley paints in an old mechanic's garage retrofitted for her studio. From there, she continues to add to her client list, which includes Oxfam America, Early Times Bourbon, and Pittsburgh Quarterly.
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