Ashleigh York Named Artist of the Week on The Nashville Sign

The Arts & Business Council, Blackbird Media, and F&M Bank have teamed up to present the Artist of the Week on The Nashville Sign. This week’s featured artist is Ashleigh York!

Ashleigh is an abstract painter, most recently creating colorful works with acrylic on canvas. She describes her work as a layered and open depiction of pigment and medium in a pleasing composition that challenges the viewer with daring, arresting textures and cascading trails of contrast.

“I see my work as an attempt to coax forth the vibrance of life itself, through the beauty of color and subjective form…my abstracted expressions explore the limits of perception and the embodiment of the unconscious.”

She explains that the driving creative forces behind her work are bright colors and how colors and shapes create abstraction. In creating her work, she is focused on nurturing the dynamic relationship the pieces can create between herself and the viewers. With a unique artistic voice and a playful and evocative exploration of planet Earth’s color palette, she strives to inspire through inventive and experimental work.

Ashleigh York currently lives and works in Nashville, TN. Learn more about her work at

Want to be featured on The Nashville Sign? Visual artists working in any medium, who are members* of the Arts & Business Council at the Basic Level ($30 annually) or above, are eligible to apply for Artist of the Week on The Nashville Sign.

*Those unable to become members due to financial barriers can be granted a waiver. Contact us at to be confidentially considered for a waiver.