Restoring The Peace is excited to announce our first collaboration! Our goal is to help underserved citizens around the global but we are also on the mission to help artist around the globe to get their art work exposed. We are honored to have worked on this amazing piece with Ashely!
Ashley, best known for her social media handle @Ashlaexo and @byashlaexo, is a traditional and digital artist from the Bronx. She was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, but immigrated to the United States with her immediate family when she was 5 years old. She started painting when she was very young. Her inspiration for her paintings or illustrations can come from almost anything and everything around her. Ashely once said, "As an artist, it’s very important to surround yourself with things or people that inspire you, and I feel that way about everything in my life, including my social media."
She loves following other creatives, not just other painters, but people who love to express their creativity as well which is actually how her “Silhouettes” painting came about. She was scrolling through Instagram one day and found a photograph by Marc Posso (@marcposso). She said, "His work is so amazing. I fell in love with this image, so naturally, I painted it. I think it embodies such beauty in a sort of simple way, and I’m so happy that Restoring The Peace wanted to print it on their hoodies for such an amazing cause."