Opera Gentleman
Dancer from the Moulin Rouge
Belle
Dancer from the Moulin Rouge 2
Girl from the Moulin Rouge
Paris
Theatre Girls
Venus
Tribute to Grandma Ella 2
Tribute to Grandma Ella
Hope
Girl from the Moulin Rouge
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Dancer from the Moulin Rouge
Dancer from the Moulin Rouge 2
Paris
Tribute to Grandma Ella
Theatre Girls
Hope
Opera Gentleman
Belle
Artist Statement / Biography of Kristin Ashton

     I have loved Paris since my earliest memory.  To this day my parents cannot explain why the fascination took
hold of my heart. I took my first trip to Paris five years ago at the age of 27 and have been back 3 times since.
Upon returning from my first trip I began to collect antique postcards from late 18th and 19th century Paris.  Along with my collection I began to discover collage.  The art form took hold of me and I have never been the same . That first trip inspired me in so many ways.  I believe Paris gave me a gift,  the gift of art!

    My art consists mostly of collage.  I have worked with Polymer Clay and have begun taking a class in jewelry
design.  I construct my collages on either Fabriano watercolor paper or small canvases.  Usually my work is no larger than 5" x 7".  I never use original antique images.  They are far to precious for me to use the originals.  I use color copies in all of my artwork. Images are adhered to the support always with Golden Soft Gel Gloss. Recently I have started incorporating Golden Acrylic Paints in to my collages.  I finish my collages with Golden Satin Polymer varnish. 
I know when a collage is done when I feel a sense of balance in color and design. It seems that I always incorporate Paris in to the theme of my collages.

    In the future I hope to learn photo-shop, continue to work with jewelry design and work on larger scale collages.