I aim to be completely raw and honest in my work, whilst keeping a layer of ambiguity about what I am saying. I make surrealist and psychedelic worlds with deep dark undercurrents.
Fusing highly textured, abstract techniques with traditional portraiture, I am driven to create a harmonic balance between chaos and order by combining realistic portrait painting with playfulness and what I like to call “mess-making” techniques.
My intention is to heal myself and others, through both creating and teaching art.”
Ash Darq creates ‘dark visionary art’ to use as a vehicle for exploring her personal development and self-healing journey.
Ash Darq was raised on a farm in a rural part of the Mornington Peninsula, Australia, and currently resides in the Northern Suburbs of Melbourne.
In 2008, she studied Printing & Graphic Arts at RMIT TAFE which led to a job in graphic design with a landscape company. This only seemed to reinforce her suspicion that she was not comfortable in an office environment.
Ash has also executed five exhibition shows; solo, joint, as well as curating one group show, and been a part of numerous group exhibitions locally and in the USA.