NE Oregon Arts

Painting Workshop w/ Ashley Stoddard

A Gathering Place for the Arts in Wallowa County

Saturday March 7th.

10 PM – 4 PM.


About Ashley:

“My father was a sculptor. I worked apprenticing him for much of my youth learning how to create bronze sculptures and working in our foundry from the time I was very small. I learned many aspects of the business from cleaning waxes to patina. My pendants are mini sculptures made by my hands. I attended art school at The Academy of Art in San Francisco studying fashion design. While in school I also found my passion for painting. I currently show a large body of paintings in my family’s gallery (Bennett Sculpture) in Carmel, CA

The first pendant that I created was the “Image Reborn” pendant for the organization Image Reborn. It was inspired by a very good friend of mine, Eileen Burke, who sits on the board of this amazing organization. I was able to create a pendant that encompassed the importance of the work that this group does. The pendant was a huge success and at this point I realized that I had something.

I have created 33 different designs loaded with all kinds of meaning whether it was created for a non-profit organization or just because it is an important symbol to me. In developing my style I feel that my designs reflect all that is important to me.

I am inspired by God, nature, community, and philanthropy. It is an amazing feeling to see people wearing my creations and making them their own. I feel blessed everyday to be able to create and do what I love.”