Ashton was raised in rainy Southeast Alaska where -inspired and surrounded by it’s natural beauty -she made art and painted from a young age. Completing advanced art classes through out high school, Ashton continued studying painting and sculpture at the University of Alaska Southeast. She then received merit scholarships to attend Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR where she studied painting and anatomical drawing before returning to the mountains of Alaska.
Ashton completed a traditional apprenticeship in 2009 at Pair A Dice Tattoo in Juneau, Alaska and tattooed there for 4 years. She moved back to the Portland area in 2013. She continues to be an avid oil painter and also enjoys playing guitar, piano, singing the blues and playing with her son and daughter. Ashton finds beauty in the violence and savagery of nature, and a sense of spirituality in the details of the natural world. These themes continue to inspire her artwork and tattoo design. Although well-versed in a variety of tattooing styles, Ashton especially loves opposing realistic and stylized elements and using rich color palates to create illustrative realism tattoos that are visually compelling.