Ashley Longshore is a pop art painter whose work is found around the world and whose clients include Blake Lively, Penelope Cruz, Salma Hayek, Eli Manning, Katherine Heigl, and HRH Prince Pierre D’Arenberg. Ashley has major collaborations with Anthropologie, Chloe, and Veuve Cliquot and she’s been featured in Vogue, Elle, Vanity Fair, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes to name just a few. She lives in New Orleans, LA.
I see way too many people that are whining, sitting around scratching a broke ass and wondering why everything isn’t happening to them. And I’m like, ‘Let’s switch that damn energy.’ And that is a conscious decision no matter where you are in your life. You can control your thoughts and stay in that positive place and it will always lead you where you need to be.
Some things we talk about…
- how she went from “broke as shit” to selling to hedge-fund managers and billionaires
- the formula for figuring out who you are and what you want to say
- money and
- what it takes to be an extremely successful artist
“You could take everything away from me right now and I would still figure out how to make a living and how to push forward because I’ve figured out my talent. I know what I’m good at. And my true happiness lies within creating art. That’s what makes me happy.”
“Use the opportunities that you have in front of you. Use the incredible liberties and freedoms that you have. Don’t sit around and waste them and whine about what you don’t have when you have all the opportunity in the world to do what you need to do.”