About The Artist - Ashley Brickner
Ashley Brickner is a professional Pencil Artist & Gallery Owner and has been in business since 2003. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Media Arts from The University of South Carolina and has lived in Greenville most of her life. Being originally from the New Orleans area in Louisiana, she attributes her love of art to her upbringing.
Out of college, Ashley went into the sales force and sold radio advertising, then fell into the banking world. It was because of these experiences that her long lasting desire to be a business owner came to light.
Together, she and her sister Elizabeth (a talented oil painter) opened an art studio at Art Crossing along Greenville's Reedy River from 2006-2010. She gave up the studio after the birth of her son Collin and resumed her Drawing Business from home until 2018 when she opened her current gallery - Open Art Studios.
Open Art Studios is one of her biggest accomplishments with 30+ local artists on display in the heart of downtown Greenville's Main Street. Her mission is to help artists sell their artwork so they may continue to create and be working artists.