We are showing the of works of Ashley Hoey who is a predominately self-taught artist that works with several mediums (illustration & printmaking) but has focused primarily on embroidered and beaded graphite drawings on paper since 2014.
Depictions of fragile and seductively melancholy women exploring the parallels of ecstasy and sorrow. While she does not come from a textile background, the inclusion of embroidery and beading to her drawings was derived from a desire for something more challenging and different by adding an extra dimension of texture, color and depth. A further richness is added by her use of semiprecious stone, silks, and other fine materials.
A sense of quiet desire and tender aloofness permeates her work that at once beckons the audience while reflecting a pleading restraint.