The need and desire to create called so loudly that Ashley Joon had no choice but to become an artist. Joon grew up moving states every few years and was challenged by constantly starting over. Art gave her an outlet and kept her company. She briefly lost her connection with art while completing her business degree at the Universtiy of South Florida and later working in the corporate world. It didn't take long for her to notice how unhappy she was without creating. She became determined to find who she was artistically and to live a creative life. After 5 years of teaching herself how to paint, she found her creative voice.
Using acrylic paint, Joon creates abstract florals with a balance of instinctual movement and subtle observations. Meaning, she dances as she paints using the rhythm of music to guide her brush, while pulling imagery from her imagination, photography and live flowers. She paints without inhibitions, allowing herself to move wild and free. Joon is drawn to the life cycle of flowers, how they grow through dirt, endure elements they can't control, bloom gorgeously yet become more interesting as they age and wilt. This concept fuels the imagery in her work.