📣 SMALL BUSINESS SHOUTOUT 📣: Art by Ash
Art By Ash is a watercolour artist here in Nova Scotia, painting portraits, pets, houses, florals and everything in between.
Q: What's the story behind why you started your business?
Since I was little, I've always loved doing crafts of any kind but have always had more of an interest in painting. A few years ago when I finished school, I got back into painting and started posting what I was working on. It started gaining momentum and things took off from there! I had a very popular painting that had multiple requests for prints, so I learned how to make prints of my work and created an online shop!
Q: What can customers expect?
Customers can expect both prints and original paintings from me, which all get posted on my social media as well as my Etsy for sale. I also take commissions for custom paintings for things like family portraits, pets, etc. if they want something more personal!
Q: Can you share an insider tip about LIVING ON THE SOUTH SHORE?
There is a great trail system that goes all through the neighbourhood and connects neighbouring towns! It's been so nice to have in the warmer months and I'm sure it'll be beautiful in the winter as well
Q: What are some other local businesses people should check out if they’re in the area?
I've only been in the area for a few months, but there are tons of bakeries and farm markets to check out! Lahave Bakery is one of my favourites, and Indian Gardens is a great spot for local goods and produce.
Q: Are you working on any new projects?
There's always something on the go! I've finished up Christmas commissions, so now I plan to dive back into creating some new floral pieces! I'm going to start painting even larger pieces which I'm very excited about!
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