Tucson native, Ashley Chamberlain has been building quality furniture and artwork for the past twenty five years. Her Southwest Desert style and the vibrant colors she chooses are what make each piece unique. With a bachelor's degree in set design, Ashley's gift for building and creating functional art made itself known when she was a student at the University of Arizona. Since graduating in 1992, she has built a successful business around her creations. Long before the Green Movement began, Ashley used recycled wood for her projects. Most of this wood once served as warehouse shelving. New wood contains more moisture, causing it to warp and crack as it dries; old wood is drier and less likely to split. Furthermore, older wood has a tighter grain and a rich patina that simply can't be manufactured. Several years ago Ashley began experimenting with her furniture painting techniques and brought new life to many of her old drawings. Since then she has created over 30 new paintings using the same vibrant style and technique.
Giclée print mounted on hardboard including hand crafted 3-dimensional frame. 34-3/4″W x 28-1/4″ H x 2-1/4″D
Gicée print mounted on hardboard including hand crafted 3-dimensional wood frame with metal inserts. 34-3/4″W x 27″ H x 2″ D
Open Studio Tour
About the Process
I was born in Tucson, Arizona and mainly feature local images in my paintings. I paint on hardboard with spray paint and acrylics, layering and scraping to give the painting a distinct depth of color. I finish each original painting with a three-dimensional frame that compliments and completes the piece. I have framed giclée prints for sale in various sizes as well. Additionally, I build and paint furniture made from recycled wood.
How to Purchase
I will have my studio open during the Open Studio Tour 2023 Sunday April 23rd from 12 pm to 6 pm as well as Monday the 24th through Friday the 28th 10 am to 2pm and 3pm to 6pm. My art is also available to purchase on my website https://acdesignetc.com/ . The giclée prints can be shipped or can be scheduled to pick up at my house. The furniture and original painting are for pick up only.