Ashley Goforth Art Collections
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Artwork by Ashley Goforth
Each image may be purchased as a canvas print, framed print, metal print, and more! Every purchase comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Searching For Enlightenment C by Ashley Goforth
Dinner At Charleys by Ashley Goforth
Table for Three by Ashley Goforth
Two Roses by Ashley Goforth
One Blue Crab on Sand by Ashley Goforth
Three Red Deep Throats by Ashley Goforth
Chinese Red Lacquer Chest Detail by Ashley Goforth
Sir Iguana by Ashley Goforth
Sunbeam Shadows by Ashley Goforth
Ginger by Ashley Goforth
Fresh Fruit by Ashley Goforth
Golden Shrimp Plant by Ashley Goforth
At Sea by Ashley Goforth
Buffalo Dancer by Ashley Goforth
Decisions by Ashley Goforth
Laughing Gulls Flight Flurry by Ashley Goforth
Fire and Ice Hibiscus by Ashley Goforth
Private Garden at Sunset by Ashley Goforth
Rain Sticks by Ashley Goforth
Blue Crabs on Sand by Ashley Goforth
Sweet Spot by Ashley Goforth
Old Oak Tree with Birds' Nest Black and White by Ashley Goforth
Sandpipers on Sanibel by Ashley Goforth
Steve While On Safari In South Africa by Ashley Goforth
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About Ashley Goforth
My photographic images and paintings are not necessarily meant to be without imperfections in the subject matter. If a leaf shows nibbles from an insect, for example, I believe this just adds to the whole and enables the viewer to relate and feel more a part of the experience. We are not perfect creatures and other things in nature are not always perfect either. Thus, I believe we connect to the imperfect on a subconscious level as imperfection is something we all have in common. One of my goals in art is to create beauty from the ordinary. A way I accomplish this is to photograph the subject to bring out the finer nuances, the subtle beauty that is oftentimes overlooked when viewing from afar. My current art is all about bringing texture and detail to the forefront as I feel this is where the true beauty makes itself known.
Ashley Goforth is a Florida native who started painting at age nine by stretching an old sheet over a wood frame to construct a 'canvas' on which to paint and then copying the color plates from the back of a bible. She later began working with oils and completed what she terms as her first 'real' work at age 18. This and many ensuing works were completed with the painting knife only. She currently works in several mediums including Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Pen & Ink and Photography. Her latest passion is wood carving, both with hand tools and power carvers.
She studied art at University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana; St. Petersburg College, Clearwater, Florida; and Marycrest College, Davenport, Iowa. She also studied pottery making with several private instructors in New Orleans, Clearwater and at the Dunedin Fine Art Center in Dunedin, Florida. She is the former owner of arts and craft stores in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida and Clearwater Beach, Florida. She owned a clothing manufacturing company which produced ladies resort wear under her private label, 'Island Dreamers'. The private label name was chosen as a lifestyle expression, as she lived on a barrier island (Sand Key, Florida) at the time and had always been a dreamer.
Ashley also creates in other art forms such as writing, stained glass, mosaics,wood carving, pyrography, jewelry making and design (mainly wire work & wire sculpture), crochet, knitting and creating wearable art (shirts embellished with hand painting and/or applique). She also enjoys cooking southern and Creole dishes. Although she relishes all of these creative outlets, her first passions are painting and working in clay, whether it be sculpture or functional pottery making, including both throwing on the wheel and slab work. S. AshleyAnn Goforth currently resides in Florida and owns two beautiful apricot standard poodles, Creme Brulee and Mango Sorbet.
Currently in process: Wood carvings, pyrography and resin paintings.
Also in the works: a romance novel, two children's books, pottery, rock tumbling and several knit & crochet projects.
Favorite quote: 'Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life' Picasso
Favorite thoughts to live by: Everything in moderation. If you choose to judge others, you will also be judged. A great life isn't about how many things and the stuff you acquire, it is about how much Joy is manifested in your life.