Ashley Brickner picked up a pencil and started drawing at age 8, and she hasn't put it down since. If you have ever visited the studio, I am sure you have chuckled at her adorable drawings of children, or marveled at her skill at capturing a likeness. Ashley takes very simple materials, just pencil and paper, and turns them in to something extraordinary and heartwarming.
In her own words: "I do pencil portraits of people (children mostly), animals, or houses in pencil from photos. I do it because I love the complexity of a face and an expression, and I love the challenge of getting it just right."