Director of Artist Development & Education
Ashley had a promising finance career in Silicon Valley in front of her when she decided her heart was really in the art business. As a gallery director, regional director in charge of seven retail locations, and Director of Training and Retail Development for the Thomas Kinkade Company (and a talented painter in her own right), she now has more than 20 years experience in the art world. Ashley “shortens the learning curve” of artists as Artexpo Studio’s Director of Artist Development & Education. She’s a strategist who can provide them with the latest information on the art business to make the best decisions about their careers. “I’m passionate about inspiring others to pursue their dreams,” she says.
When she’s not working with artists at Artexpo New York and Artexpo Studio, or painting, Ashley is either cycling or running or getting wet in any number of water sports. She might also be at Paluca Trattoria, the restaurant she runs with her husband on the Monterey Peninsula.