First: Ashley Comarcho Location: Grand Bahama
So we’re going to start with the difficult question: sum up your creative process in one word/phrase, and explain why!
Unique! Honestly, Resin is not the easiest product to use and learning how to mold it and create different works with it is very challenging then imagine and spray paint and acrylic paint to the mix and throwing in 3D Elements! The layers become insane and very different! No two pieces are ever quite the same! ️
Were you always an artist, even as a child? What was your path to becoming an artist?
I was always an artistic person, very creative loved colors but my art really came about for me two and a half years ago when my anxiety hit an extremely high point. Art really was my release and helped me deal with life and certain things I felt I couldn’t control. It gave me an outlet to create something fantastic and beautiful. It really saved my mind.
What is your medium of choice and what drew you to this particular medium?
I would say hands down Resin! I love it! I have made some really stunning pieces with it. The reason I was drawn to resin is because of the depth it allows you to create in your pieces it’s almost like to can peel back the layers and see a different story from each one!
Is there any particular experience, person, place or thing that inspires you to create? Tell us about that.
Absolutely being that I live in one of the most breathtaking places in the world the Bahamas has always been an inspiration for my beach-inspired resin pieces! But I think more so now after the devastation of hurricane Dorian hitting our beautiful islands here, and mine in Grand Bahama I am trying to focus on making pieces for people who have lost their homes and also for the non profits that are rebuilding their centers so our people have something beautiful to look at and to have a bit of hope knowing there are good people out there. I am only one artist but if I can bring a smile back to a person’s face who might have lost everything that means the world to me!
So I would say without a doubt the island of Grand Bahama is my inspiration!
What is it like showing your work to people and what do you hope people take away from it?
Lol, this is a hard one… truthfully this is a time where my anxiety sometimes gets the best of me, I have a million thoughts running through my head like what do they think do they like it do they think it’s bad, etc! I tend to overthink that. But my hope is that my pieces bring a sense of calm, hope and peace to an individual!
What advice do you have for other artists who may be looking to get their work exhibited?
Go for it! If you’re passionate just do it! You never know who will enjoy or live your work! You might be surprised! ️