Piece description from the artist
I love intense closeups of leaves & flowers, the life you can see in the colors and shapes, the "highways" which are the veins of the leaf, the color shifts, the droplets of water… take a moment and enjoy nature.
Leaf from the grand courtyard of the Spanish Governor's Palace, an historic landmark in downtown San Antonio, Texas. Built at the start of the 18th century, it was named "the most beautiful building in San Antonio" by the National Geographic Society.
Ashland grew up in Southeast Virginia surrounded by lush rural landscapes, great protected swamp lands, national & state parks, the Chesapeake Bay, the Eastern Shore, the breathtaking Skyline Drive & Blue Ridge Mountains, and the inlets & oceans of Virginia & North Carolina.
It was this constant variation in natural beauty that first drew his eye to the camera; that, and the constant joy of capturing life's candid moments on film. Although no particular subject is banned from the lens of Ashland's camera, it is landscapes, cityscapes, wildlife, and nature that truly captures his heart.
"There's always more to see, more to learn, more to be wowed about-I just hope you enjoy what I see in the world."
A constant staple on the likes of Instagram, Flickr, and Facebook, Ashland currently resides in Chicago, Illinois, and looks forward to many more years of development, collaboration, creativity, world travel, and art.