Ashley Finnemore, a Georgia native, studied art history and French at Schiller International University in Strasbourg, FR and graduated with a Bachelor in Fine Arts from The Art Institute of Atlanta focusing on Interior Design. She has returned to her hometown of Cartersville, with her husband, to raise two girls of her own. Making a conscious effort to slow down and be present has allowed her to see the world anew through the eyes of her children, wide with wonder. "Rules and restrictions that have slowly accumulated are fading, and the goodness I once believed to be truth has returned," says Finnemore.
Finnemore works primarily in paint and non- traditional materials. Returning to simplicity experienced through bare feet, loads of questions, and a reverence for goodness, her connection to the natural world is evident in her honest, uninhibited expression one may see in her abstract work, and in the focus of her chiaroscuro pieces.