Owner / Artist, Ashley Cunningham has been an artist all her life.

Her passion began as soon as she could hold a crayon. When she was just 7 years old, Ashley won her first drawing contest for the newly opening Pixar film "A Bug's Life" back in 1998. From there, she continued to win small contests and enter her drawings / photography into 4-H events and local contests.

Ashley took every possible art class available in and outside of school before being accepted into the American Academy of Art in Chicago in 2009.

Graduating early with her BFA in Graphic Design, Ashley went on to pursue a few different jobs to keep her skill set well rounded. She first ran a vinyl graphics shop where she solely designed and printed large scale graphics for custom vehicles and boat wraps before becoming the Paint Nite Franchisee of Northwest Indiana.

When the pandemic of 2020 hit, Ashley's graphics job at a printing company went remote which gave her another opportunity to pick up painting again after having left Paint Nite for some time.

 

Check out her Hand Painted Pet Portraits here! Working directly from your best photograph, Ashley can create a beautiful, realistic painting of your best friend. **Please send a message for a pricelist

 

She also continues to utilize her photoshop skills by starting the company NWI Photo Restoration.

Now Ashley fills her days with Face Painting / Henna Festivals & Events, teaching Henna Classes, creating & selling DIY Kits, painting Dog Portraits, editing photos, and anything else that sparks her creativity!