Custom Art Designs By Ash
Meet The Owner:
Meet Ash founder of Custom Art Designs By Ash located in Sydney, NSW.
Tell Us A Little Something About Yourself
I’ve only been painting for a little over 4 months now, a hidden talent could we say? My 9-5 is an area manager position within a chocolate company & I find myself eager each day to come home to create & paint!
What Inspired You To Start Your Own Business and What does your journey look like?
I’ve always wanted to have a hobby that brought me joy, a peaceful 3rd space if you will. Painting definitely does that and to be able to pair that joy with bringing joy to others such as creating something beautiful for their home, that’s something special.
What Does Your Business Offer, And What Makes It Unique?
You will find I offer a range of different artwork from abstract, to Resin, beach scenes & more. Most of my pieces are Custom art works that have been designed specifically & each piece is hand painted with love and care.
What does your Journey Look Like?
I have worked in a few industries over my time mostly in sales. I’m currently in my 11th year working for a company I love in the confectionary business. For the last 10 years I have been on quite an intense journey where chronic migraines had gotten the better of me. After being put through numerous trials & options we eventually stumbled on a medication that has, at the risk of sounding dramatic ... given me my life back! I went from having daily migraine attacks to now the odd one here or there ! This is when I picked up the paintbrush and used my new found energy and started literally creating a new life for myself.
Did You Always Think You'd Be Doing This?
My dream job as a kid , I always wanted to follow in my mum’s footsteps and be a teacher... I’m far from that, but hopefully one day I will be able to create a space where I can teach what I love and thats art. To be able to do this everyday, wouldn’t be “work” it would be a dream!
What Are The Most Rewarding And Challenging Parts Of Your Job And Owning Your Own Business?
The most challenging part... would be the stress you put on yourself , everyone has their own weakness and mine would definitely be worrying! I always worry that the customer won’t be happy. Thankfully this is yet to happen and we should all learn to back ourselves a little bit more!
The rewarding part, is seeing a customers face light up when they see the end result. They express to you that they love something that you have personally created just for them and that it’s going home with them & up on their wall! That thought is magical.
Whats Your End Goal? The Moment You'll Know You've Achieved What You Want To?
The end goal? Would be to do what I love each & every day!