I have been interested in aviation for most of my life and when I was younger, I always enjoyed drawing although I never studied art beyond the age of 14.

Upon leaving school, my interest in drawing seemed to slowly wane and before I knew it, it had been a number of years since I had even picked up a pencil. However, after attending the Royal International Air Tattoo in 2016, I felt the urge to draw again and promptly bought a packet of pencils from my local supermarket (the same packet that I have used to sketch out every picture since). I found it frustrating that I could not make the exact colours I wanted and decided to purchase a set of acrylic paints and brushes and 'give it a go!'

I consider myself to be a self teaching artist as I am learning so much with every picture and still feel that I am a long way from where I want to be with my artwork but I am now starting to accept that I have time to learn.

I would like to thank all of my friends and family who have been incredibly encouraging and without them, I'm sure that I would have downed tools a long time ago. It's their kind words that spur me on and make me want to become a better artist. Also, thank you to all of my customers. It continues to amaze me that people want to spend their hard earned money on my pictures.

Ashley Peck

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