Hi! My name is Ashley, and I'm an illustrator.  

I graduated from OCAD in 2007, and have been working with cut-paper collage ever since. I've illustrated several picture books, including the Math in Nature series, Kyle Goes AloneUp! (Owlkids) and Birthdays Around the World (Kids Can Press), with a couple more on the go.

In addition to my freelance work, I enjoy teaching art classes and presenting my books to libraries and schools.  

In 2017, I was Toronto Library's Illustrator in Residence: a program organized by IBBY Canada honouring children's book illustrator Joanne Fitzgerald.

In 2019, I got the chance to tour Vancouver as part of the CCBC’s TD Children’s Book Week.

I live in Toronto with my partner, Kevin, and our two cats.

For all inquiries, please contact me at hello@ashleybarron.com



Disney, Kashi, Owlkids Books, Kids Can Press, Canadian Wildlife Federation, TEDX Toronto, Ontario Parks, Woodland Park Zoo, Children’s Wish Foundation, The Globe & Mail, Elle Canada, TD Bank, CAA, Cover Girl, The Royal Ontario Museum, Humane Society (HSUS), Leaves of Trees, Wesbanco, LOFC, St. Louis Magazine, Skirt!, Shameless Magazine, Kind News, Chirp Magazine, Spidar Magazine, WILD Magazine, Innovate, Cottage Life, Workforce, Best Health Magazine, This Old House Magazine, GE, Pepsi Canada, Highlights.



Communication Arts, 3x3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration, CAPIC (Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators)



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