Clayton Community Centre

Dee Ashby 613-790-3632

Almonte artist Dee Ashby has been honing in on her passion for visual arts since her teenage years. She studied under Francis Tremblay who’s art work has been in exhibitions, museums and in The Artist’s Magazine. She also tutored under artist Sheri Alimonda with 40 years experience as a master
oil painter.

Dee learned that a strong foundation is key to a successful painting.Her main medium is acrylic. However, she also works with charcoal, watercolour and coloured pencils, exhibiting realism and most recently abstract pieces of work.

Dee’s inspiration comes with passion from her local surroundings and historical artists. Their stories have motivated and inspired her to learn from them using her imagination and her own intuition.
Coming from a nursing background and then becoming a yoga instructor, this gifted her the patience to focus on details, openness for new learning and “being in the moment”. This brings about a feeling of tranquility, beauty and joy in her art.

Artist Statement:
Art is an expression of my creativity, it is one of the most satisfying and meditative things I do for myself. So many things can be said and expressed through it… “a picture is worth a thousand words” by Napoleon Bonaparte. When I am creating I get lost in time, time stands still and leaves me “being” in the moment without thoughts or worries. This is when I do my best work and feel joy, peace and happiness.