Hello! I am a Texas-born artist located in the Dallas area. I have spent nearly my entire life drawing, sketching, and recreating things that I see. Although I never went to art school, my photographic memory and close attention to detail has allowed me to develop my art skills my entire life.
Growing up, it was hard to find me without my "pink art bag" that I took with me everywhere. It wasn't until I started drawing animals around 8 years old that I really started taking art seriously. It became my own personal challenge to draw as close to the photo as possible.
Years of drawing during church, school, and other times when I probably shouldn't have been drawing has allowed me to develop the skills to draw at a professional level without any formal training.
My gifts and talents originally started as a hobby, but God had bigger plans for me. I have seen Him fuel my passion for art and use me to brighten peoples' day. I truly couldn't do this without Him.
I have been creating chalk art for years! Originally it was for fun with my friends but in the Summer of 2020 I found myself unemployed and started to take it more seriously. My chalk art was noticed by neighbors and news of my art quickly spread around my community and into neighboring towns. A small hobby that started in my little driveway soon turned into a way I could bless others on a daily basis. Through the support from my community, my family, and friends, I have become sought after for all forms of local artwork. I have won multiple chalk-art contests, been featured in at least 4 magazines, as well as interviewed for Fox 4 News in DFW.
Although chalk I what I'm known for, I also paint murals, do commission paintings, and design/create chalkboards. Brinley Ash Designs has become the business of my dreams.
I graduated at UNT with a major in Advertising. Studying Advertising has allowed me to take the artistic skills that I have developed and apply a purpose to it. Instead of "what should I draw", my challenge becomes "why am I drawing this". My purpose is to truly represent something or someone in my artwork.
For example, when someone reaches out for birthday chalk art, I take the things that their child loves and apply it to what I am drawing. The result is a mini version of everything about that child. Instead of just seeing a unicorn on the driveway, they also see their little girl's favorite color in the lettering and the little heart on its leg because she loves hearts.
My goal with every custom art is to brighten someone's day, and truly capture the reason why I am drawing it. When you add the "why" that is where artwork becomes set apart from others.