Ashley Kimberley oil on linen painting


Ashley Kimberley came back to painting after years searching and processing grief held in her body and spirit. Abstract painting became the language.

Devoted to authenticity over comfort, Ashley Kimberley finds resonance between complex and beautiful abstract moments using intensity and a visceral quality. You can see the artist’s movement on the surface. Ashley has lovingly called the subject of her paintings “my own selfish truth,” because the painting process is a source of fulfillment, a source of healing, and deeply personal.

Kimberley learned to oil paint as a teenager and pursued art and design after graduating from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary visual art. Ashley lives in Bellingham, WA. Her painting studio is in Bellingham’s Fairhaven district.

Artist Ashley Kimberley standing in front of Ashley Kimberley abstract oil paintings in gallery