Artist Biography and Statement

Ansley is native to California, but spent the first part of her adult life
traveling throughout Europe and the Middle East. After attending La
Sorbonne, Ansley returned to CA. It was there where her life took a
distinguishing turn. Ansley was diagnosed with MS at the age of 30. Upon
the realization that her life was never to be the same, she began her
journey as a professional artist. She started out as a watercolorist and
gradually was drawn towards working in oil.

Her subject has always related to the feminine shapes, and to the
imperfections that are the true source of beauty and uniqueness in all

As Ansley continues her artistic journey she blends both the organic
shapes in nature and the beauty of the feminine form with vibrant colors
and bold strokes to create an image that captivates its viewer. The lines,
splatter, and geometric forms in her work add an abstraction that creates
interest. Ansley has always considered her art to be a continuing
conversation with herself and the world around her.

In 2008 began a career in curating art for galleries as well as for individual
collections, gaining her training and experience through working with other
well known curators and taking seminar workshops through the
Independent Curators Association. Ansley's experience and knowledge
working in galleries and in the private sector has widened her scope to not only how work is best
displayed, but how her own art has become a cohesive collection.


2017 – present El Nido Gallery, San Diego, CA
2016 – present represented and founding partner
2015 – present The Blue Azul Collection, San Diego, CA
2014 – 2017 SCAA Fine Arts – Rancho Santa Fe, CA
2010 – 2014 Pulse Gallery, San Diego, California
1990 –present AX Fine Art – La Jolla, CA
2009 – 2011 El Prado Gallery Sedona, AZ
2008 – 2010 Dean Day Gallery Huston, Texas
2004 – 2008 Spirit Gallery Jerome, AZ
2001-2003 Debra Owen Gallery – San Diego, California
2001-2004 Dos Damas Gallery - Palm Springs, California
2000-2008 Timmons/Courtyard Gallery - Rancho Santa Fe, California
2000-present San Diego Museum of Art Guild
2000-2002 Starving Artist Studio Gallery – City Island, New York
1998-1999 Tidwell Gallery – South Padre Island, Texas
1998-1999 Keene Gallery Inc.- San Antonio, Texas
1992-1999 Enigma Studio – Austin, Texas
1993-1998 Brushworks Gallery – San Diego, California
1993-1994 Bravo Gallery - San Diego, CA
1994 – 1996 Ironworks Gallery – Santa Fe, NM
1990-1993 Art Scene, San Diego, California
1991-1993 City Gallery – San Francisco, California


2015 – 2016 – 2017 - 2018 The Blue Azul Collection Solo show
2011 – 2012 - 2013 Pulse Gallery Solo show
2005 – 2006 – 2007 Timmons Gallery Solo show
2003 Debra Owen Gallery Solo show
2004 Debra Owen Gallery Solo show
1996 Austin Watercolor Society – Doughtery Arts Center, Texas
1995 Expressions – Doughtery Arts Center, Texas
1994 Spirit Bridge – Santa Fe, New Mexico
1993 Solo Show – Moscow Art School, Russia
1993 Art Walk – San Diego, California
1992 Competition – San Diego Watercolor Society
1991 Exhibition – San Diego Watercolor Society
1991 Winter Show – San Diego Art Institute


Coastal Neurological Group - La Jolla, California
Achala Maria Mancera – Caracus Venezuela
Reza Sadeghi – La Jolla California
Elizabeth Hahn – La Costa California
Linda Nacif - La Jolla, California
Craig Collins – La Jolla, California
David Backus – GMAC Insurance Inc. - Washington D. C.
The Beauty Store – Austin, Texas
Renee Vasquez RMT – Austin, Texas
M. Copeland Acupuncture – Austin, Texas
Mark Barber, LMT – Austin, Texas
The Northern Gate – Sand Diego
Leigh Timmons– Rancho Santa Fe, California
Michael Conforti Assisi institute Ft Lauderdale fl