Born and raised in New Iberia, Ashley studied at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and graduated with a BFA in Painting. She views art as "living and breathing" lifestyle. Ashley was also involved with dance throughout her whole life, starting as a student, and into choreographer and coach. Now, Ashley invests her time working as an Instructor at Painting with a Twist, and on her personal and commissioned artwork in her art studio at Basin Arts. She looks forward to one day going back to school to pursue an MFA in Painting to be a college professor.