A native of central Alabama, artist Ashley Guest specializes in original and commissioned works in a variety of mediums ranging from charcoal, pencils, and pastels to acrylic and mixed media. Versatile and entirely self-taught, she finds inspiration in cultural photography and portraiture, the capricious, emotionally complex nature of color and patterns, and the challenge of helping clients see their visions for good art become vibrant, valuable realities. Her influences are both personal and varied, and extend from family and friends like Lenorah Gibbons and Brian Burks to big-name artists like Frida Kahlo, Mab Graves, and Ashish Hash. Her studio, Smooth and Mellow Art, has been moved to Monte D’Oro, a beautiful Historic Hoover suburb of Birmingham, Alabama, where she lives and works with her husband, Nick, and two sons, Reed and Eagan. She is an active Volunteer at the Birmingham Museum of Art and has contributed work to several organizations and events, most notably the School of Rock for Cornerstone Schools of Alabama. She is currently collaborating on multiple projects with local artists and photographers. Ashley founded and leads the Free Art Birmingham, AL Chapter as the FART Fairy. It is a community organization participating in the Free Art Movement, better known as Free @rt Bham. When she isn’t arting, she enjoys the excitement of music shows, the simplicity of time with family and friends, and the joy of giving her time and resources to those who need them most. For available pieces,  commissions and pricing, Contact Us



BIO Author: W. Calvin Ross

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