Ashley Barron

Ashley Barron

Illustrator
Toronto, ON
Biography

Ashley Barron is a multimedia artist who is best known for her paper collage work. Her award winning illustrations have appeared in magazines and children’s publications, as well as animations, advertising campaigns, clothing and window displays. Her playful depictions of flora and fauna combine elements of geometry, texture, pattern and a love for colour. To date, she’s illustrated six children’s books, including the Math in Nature series and Kyle Goes Alone. She’s currently working on two new books with Owkids and Kids Can Press, one of which she’ll be authoring and illustrating for the first time.

In addition to her freelance work, Ashley enjoys teaching paper collage themed workshops for both adults and children at various galleries, schools, libraries and community centers across the GTA.

Ashley grew up in Oshawa, Ontario, and later moved to Whitby in her teens. She studied illustration at the Ontario Collage of Art & Design and graduated with a Bachelor of Design in 2007. She now lives in Toronto and shares a studio with her partner Kevin, their three lovely cats and rather noisy parrot.