Alone with my violin

Alone with my violin

By Ashby Presley

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Preparing for Violin Recital

Preparing for Violin Recital

By Ashby Presley

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Let's Dance with the Violin

Let's Dance with the Violin

By Ashby Presley

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Playing to Nature

Playing to Nature

The violin is one of the most beautiful instruments to listen to...calming, inspiring, emotional...a great instrument to create art with.

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At Peace with Music and Nature

At Peace with Music and Nature

Since music is a big part of my life along with my photography and digital art, creating music related images is one of my favorite subjects. Raising three musician sons and owning a music lessons studio allows me to be creative not only with my photography and photo art but musically as well.

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The Zebras

The Zebras

Visiting the Oregon Wildlife Park in Winston, Oregon was a great way to photograph animals roaming freely while shooting from my vehicle!

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Dresses and Sashes

Dresses and Sashes

Colorful sights you will see at a Renaissance Festival! Beautiful dresses and sashes just waiting to be purchased by those passing by.

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The Flowers

The Flowers

Flowers are such a special thing to receive especially from someone you love dearly. My three year old grandson brought these to me that he got at a market and he thought they were perfect for me! He was so right...I had to photograph them so I would have them forever in my memory.

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The Magical Limoges Cathedral

The Magical Limoges Cathedral

The Limoges Cathedral in Limoges, France as a magical place to visit so I created it as a fantasy, magical image and can envision it in a storybook

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The Bridge in Limoges

The Bridge in Limoges

Limoges, France is known for its porcelain but the scenery in this quaint little town was beautiful.

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One Six Five Trade Street

One Six Five Trade Street

Walking the streets of any city or town will always give you interesting subjects to photograph and turn into an interesting canvas! This is a little store on Trade Street in a small town in North Carolina but surrounded by a big city!

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On the Prowl

On the Prowl

Working with photographs of animals is always an adventure!

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I am King of the Universe

I am King of the Universe

As this lion looked out over his surroundings in the zoo, I couldn't help but think he was day dreaming of total freedom and wondering the world; maybe even the universe!

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The Crash Graveyard

The Crash Graveyard

Airplanes are majestic and even more so when they are no longer able to fly.

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Beyond the Door

Beyond the Door

When you find old abandoned buildings, you always wonder what is behind the door...use your imagination and you never know what you will see when it opens.

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The Florence Bridge

The Florence Bridge

Traveling gives a photographer and photo artist so many things to photograph and then create into an artist canvas. Photographing Oregon has been on my "bucket list" for years and I finally checked it off in 2014.

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Flap Jack Rock

Flap Jack Rock

The Mountains of North Carolina offer some beautiful photo opportunites to create wonderful landscapes or images to create an interesting composition.

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Limoges Side Street

Limoges Side Street

Limoges, France is a wonderful little town to explore and find little nooks and crannies to photograph!

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The Alleyway

The Alleyway

While in Limoges, France for a jazz festival in 2012, exploring the streets and alleyways was fantastic! Quaint shops, historical buildings and churches and the friendliest people you could ever meet.

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The Wonky Tree

The Wonky Tree

The Shopping District in Limoges, France had this beautiful tree right in the middle of all the quaint little stores which looked like a perfect Christmas tree! As I created this canvas from the image I added a little "wonkiness" to the tree to give it even more character.

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The Exploding Violin

The Exploding Violin

As a music studio owner and part of a musical family, creating images with musical instruments and musicians is truly a passion.

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The Wheel Barrows

The Wheel Barrows

Grungy wheelbarrows on the side of the shed, creating art out of the simplest things can be very satisfying.

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How to Think Like Leonard da Vinci

How to Think Like Leonard da Vinci

A project assigned to us in one of my art groups, we selected some of our favorite books and created an image about the book. This is one of my favorite books that I read and reference almost daily to help me live a creative life.

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The Christmas Box

The Christmas Box

A beautiful story to read anytime of year but very meaningful at the holidays!

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The Perfume Collector

The Perfume Collector

Since Paris is one of my favorite cities, reading novels based in this beautiful city is always a treat for me!

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War and Peace

War and Peace

These antique books were handed down to me by my uncle who received them from his father. It reminds me of why I still like to read the actual "book". To feel the book cover, touch the gold emblem, rub my fingers over the torn edges and turn the fragile pages. It makes you feel like you are "living"...

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