Ashley Hoey is a predominately self-taught artist that works with several mediums (illustration & printmaking) with a primary focus on embroidered graphite drawings on paper since 2014. Currently living and working in Charleston, WV.
Depictions of fragile and seductively melancholy women exploring the parallels of ecstasy and sorrow. While she of embroidery and beading into does do not come from a textile background, the inclusion drawings was derived from a desire for something more challenging and different by adding an extra dimensionof texture, color,and depth. A sense of quiet desire and tender aloofness permeate this work that at once beckons the audience while reflecting a pleading restraint.