Ashley Brandt

Ashley Brandt

My name is Ashley, and I am a fractal artist.

What is a fractal? Traditionally it is a geometric shape that can be broken down into reduced copies of the whole image. I use software to create fractals which allow the user to "style" the patterns and blend them together.

Different artists portray different pictures and meanings with their fractals. I prefer to work with abstracts. I try to reach others on a deeper, subconscious level with the use of form, color, and texture. The abstract nature allows people to have their own interpretations of my art, even if it is different than my original intention.

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by Alex Browne - Peace Arch News
posted Jan 8, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Semiahmoo Peninsula artist Dawn Derringer’s current show of paintings, Peripeteia, runs at Good Day Sunshine Café, 100 - 2950 King George Blvd., until Jan. 31.

An agent, executive director and project co-ordinator for more than 35 years in the movie, television and recording industries, she has also been painting since the age of four.

A native of North Vancouver, Derringer furthered her artistic education at Grant MacEwan University College in Edmonton, receiving the Grant MacEwan Multimedia Award in 1995.

Refocusing on her artwork over the last two years, Derringer has studied with accomplished Canadian painter Dianne Alexandria McRae.

Following an exploration of acrylics, she is now experimenting with watercolours to create expressionistic, semi-abstract works inspired by polyphonic composition, dramatic contrasts, sensual colours and a quest for inner peace.

These themes are highly evident in her latest work, which envisions ‘astral travels’ through a dream technique called astral projection – allowing the human spirit to travel beyond the earthly forces of chaos and confusion.

The title Peripeteia, drawn from Greek philosophy, represents a “sudden or unexpected change of situation or events; a turning point or reversal of circumstances.”

For more information on Derringer’s show and café opening hours, call 778-989-0369.

Ashley Brandt hat das Bild Thunderstorm hochgeladen

Made in Ultra Fractal

Ashley Brandt hat das Bild Supernova hochgeladen

Apophysis 2.08 3D hack
Color touch-up in Photoshop

Ashley Brandt hat das Bild We're All Made of Stars hochgeladen

Apophysis 2.08 3D hack
Color touch-up in Photoshop

Ashley Brandt hat das Bild Mardi Gras hochgeladen

So I'm actually a couple days late for Mardi Gras, but I still felt inspired.

Apophysis 2.08 3D hack
Color touch-up in Photoshop

Ashley Brandt hat das Bild From Order Comes Chaos hochgeladen

Apophysis 2.08 3D hack
Color touch-up in Photoshop

Ashley Brandt hat das Bild Sunrise on Floatingtree Cliff hochgeladen

Made in Mandelbulb 3D, framed/tweaked/added name in Photoshop.

Ashley Brandt hat das Bild Iris hochgeladen

Made in Apophysis, tweaked/added name in Photoshop.

Ashley Brandt hat das Bild Grunge hochgeladen

Decided to try to get out of my comfort zone and try something different.

Made in Ultra Fractal.

Ashley Brandt hat das Bild Dance hochgeladen

Fractal made in Apophysis.

Ashley Brandt hat das Bild Reverberation hochgeladen

Fractal made in Apophysis.

Ashley Brandt hat das Bild Stepping Stone Valley hochgeladen

My first Mandelbulb 3D fractal.

Ashley Brandt hat das Bild Mabon hochgeladen

Made with Apophysis and Photoshop.

Ashley Brandt hat das Bild Nautilus hochgeladen

A fractal made with Apophysis and Photoshop.

Ashley Brandt hat das Bild Dusk hochgeladen

Made in Ultra Fractal

Ashley Brandt hat das Bild Catudhatu hochgeladen

In the Pali literature catudhatu means "four elements."

Made in Ultra Fractal

Ashley Brandt hat das Bild Low Tide hochgeladen

Made in Ultra Fractal

Ashley Brandt hat das Bild For George hochgeladen

In memory of my late husband George Douglas Brandt
Aug. 31, 1984 - May 19, 2012

I never thought I would love someone as much as I love him. I miss him every day. It took me nearly six months since his passing to finally create something in his honor, and today I finally reached my goal.

Ashley Brandt hat das Bild Efflorescense hochgeladen

Made in Ultra Fractal