"Everyone is an artist of some sort, some of us just need a little creative push." - Ashley Nicole Daramola

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Owner & Lead Artist of ArtzyBella, Ashley Nicole

Check out Ashley’s feature in Voyage ATL magazine! Click here to read her interview now. Scroll down to see Ashley’s artwork.

Artist Statement

Leaving a legacy for the world is the most important thing to me. My work should create an immortalized glimpse of my experience in the world I live in. My work is my obligation to be a visual recorder of history. My work seeks to establish the same type of visual language found in all old civilizations motifs, paintings, and writing. I want people hundreds and thousands of years from now, to examine the detailed patterns, vibrant colors, and conflicting styles in my pieces, and experience what its like to be in my mind, my community, my cultures, at this time; as a millennial, an American, a person of color, a woman, a Christian, and as an artist.

My use of natural materials in my mixed media pieces like handmade paper, authentic wax and wood, shows my appreciation for the nature that adds balance to the destruction we create in the world. Through connecting with natural materials, I am pulling inspiration the very Earth that birthed us. Repurposing found objects reflects the way I view God’s design and redesign of me as I evolve. I desire for my work to be honest, intrusive, complex, and simultaneously simple and obvious. Abstract shapes and vibrant color trigger the emotional response I believe is necessary for me to help people of color truly imagine a world far greater than this one. Hopefully, it inspires them to create that utopia for themselves in the real world.

My long term goal is to be an international commissioned artist making wall murals, public and street art, large scale paintings on canvas, art installations, and sculpture for clients and for exhibitions. Eventually, art collectors and clients will want me to paint whatever I feel inspired to paint, because something in the work they have seen me exhibit elsewhere, spoke to them in some way.

Associated Styles: Street Art, American Motif, African Futurism, Hyper-realism
Preferred Mediums/Materials: Oil paint on canvas, acrylic paint on public surfaces and walls, paper and wax art installations, found objects like metals and woods for modern functional art and sculpture, porcelain clay for one of a kind pottery.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_empty_space][edgtf_portfolio_list type=”masonry” hover_type=”zoom-out-simple” show_more=”infinite_scroll” order_by=”date” order=”ASC” filter=”no” category=”ashleynicole”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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