CRUMBLEBUM CREATIONS & ILLUSTRATIONS
Original art by Ashley Bray
I am an author/illustrator with a background as a children’s mental health therapist. My family and I live on a small ranch in Northern California with a hand full of goats, cows, chickens, cats, two dogs, a horse, and a bunny. When I am not in my studio I can often be found farming, gardening, baking, reading, or enjoying the outdoors with my family.
I am a lover of Mexican culture. I studied art and Spanish in Guanajuato, Mexico, the inspiration for the city in Coco. Some of my favorite things about Guanajuato are the cobblestone streets, gardens, Teatro Juarez, annual sidewalk chalk competition, vistas, and the library of rare books and manuscripts. ¡Viva México!
I have painted, created, and crafted since I can remember. It has always been a way of life for me. Paintings, piñatas, puppets, you name it! My medium of choice is acrylic paint. But I consider myself to be a multi-media/ multi-disciplinary artist. Recently, I have become a fan of ink-based watercolor and pencils. I love vivid, bright colors, eliciting emotion, taking a touch of perspective license, and incorporating details that draw the viewer in.