Arts Council of Greater Lansing
Ashley is a Michigan-based watercolor artist, whose paintings depict serene environments and nature.
About Ashley Pahl (taken from her website)
What was your childhood dream? Mine was to become an artist, but I didn’t think it was possible. I ended up studying plant geography at Michigan State University. You might laugh, but I’m really cut out for lab work! Just give me a cup of coffee, post-glacial soil samples, a microscope, and I can work alone for hours.
As much as I loved those plant fossils, I could no longer fight the urge to be creative. As it turns out, working alone in a creative space is much like lab work. I started by making stationery as a side project, and soon made it a full-time endeavor.
I have been a handmade business owner since 2007, working at home. My husband and I decided to plant our roots in East Lansing, Michigan, raising our two wonderful daughters and three oddball cats.
Surrounded by botanical gardens, rivers, lakes, and forests, my muse is now in my own backyard. In 2019 I switched from making stationery to painting full time, and it’s been a dream come true.