About the Artist


KashleyKashley is an artist known for creating stellar realistic cocktail series painting both striking in detail and movement and having a unique ability to set the mood. His following is quickly growing with cocktail series works hanging in private collections and galleries spread throughout the country.

 

Kashley is a mostly self-taught artist whose interest in painting began as a child where he first picked up a brush at age 12 exploring a summer painting class and continued to paint and draw throughout high school. While he was passionate about art, he decided at the time to follow a more traditional business career path. Kashley spent several years in the computer industry eventually owning a small computer sales company. He later completed a degree in marketing from Georgia State University and after graduation returned to corporate America and worked as a commercial insurance broker.

 

However, Kashley found his professional life unfulfilled and by late 2004 began searching for a creative outlet and a new path, which led him back to his artistic roots. He attended an acrylics and drawing class from the Atlanta College of Art and experimented with different themes and styles of painting. After exhibiting in various local and regional exhibitions, Kashley created a portfolio to begin marketing his artwork. With positive feedback he gained from this exposure, he refined his style and as a result his talent for realistic cocktail still life emerged and his art career soon took hold. Kashley lives in a suburb north of Atlanta and when he’s not painting, he enjoys spending time with his wife Crystal and their two pugs Rambo and Lilac.

 

KASHLEY ON COCKTAILS

 

As someone who appreciates a good cocktail, I wanted to paint scenes celebrating moments simply enjoying a favorite spirit. My wife and I often found ourselves enjoying vodka or whiskey over rocks far more than wine when we were out to dinner or celebrating around family and friends. As an artist searching for what drives my realistic style, I became captivated by transparencies and color variations in glass and its unique distortions and reflective qualities. So it seemed natural that I gravitated towards cocktail themes when exploring paintings involving glass and still life work in general. My paintings are bold in color and light and are extremely detailed. Yet, my goal with each Limited Edition Cocktail Series painting is to offer a warm and inviting feel by creating scenes that stir fond memories and emotions from those times when taking pleasure in a cocktail was part of that overall experience and celebration.