Ashton Lacy Jones

The creative process for me process driven; I want to see how far I can push a medium, to see if I can make the wild idea in my imagination come to fruition.  Art speak and theory hold little sway with me, I would rather talk to you about how I make my art and the tools I used.   For me, the creation of art is very much a call and response process – the art itself, a mark, line, a color calls to me and I respond.

For my silk screen and encaustic prints, I start with one of my photographs which I manipulate then burn into a silk screen.  Printing only elements from each screen I begin to build the bones of my print. Using encaustic medium on a large heated plate I can incorporate additional color, marks, and images to the paper.  In some cases, I layer additional screen printing, stenciling, pencil marks and even more encaustic to build the final composition.

My assemblages begin by responding to left-over scrap metal collected from another artist.  Using only the shapes and colors of these pieces of metal as found, I begin to build the assemblage. These pieces are created on a hard substrate, most often wood, and the wax worked with a blow torch.  In these works, the encaustic allows for three-dimensional work, gouging, texture, mark making, and translucent layering. 

Born and raised in Miami, Florida color vibrated and pulsed all around me.  I love the surprise of an unexpected color combination, a juxtaposition I had not imagined and then I try to discover what those colors sparked in me; to see if I can I capture that immediacy and hold firm that flicker of inspiration. I often dance in my studio when color and shape come together to create something larger than my conscious imagination could have composed.  Those are moments of divine intervention. 

While I have been creating art in various forms throughout my life it was not until 2010 when I naturally reversed serious health conditions by quitting the practice of law and switched to creating art on a full-time basis.


33 items

Bright Miami Morning


40 x 42" /  Encaustic, silkscreen and mixed media /  Brickell Avenue in Miami is a metropolitan mix of modern high-rises, lush tropical foliage, a metrorail that cuts through overhead, and is right...



48 x 24" / Encaustic, Silkscreen and Mixed Media

Pink Robin Sings


36 x 36" / Encaustic, Silkscreen and Mixed Media 

Saturday Morning


36 x 36" / Encaustic, Mixed Media 

Take a Seat


36 x 36" / Encaustic, Mixed Media 



24 x 24" / Encaustic, Mixed Media 

After Image


60 x 60" / Encaustic, Mixed Media and Silk Screen / After Image refers to the images and patterns you see when you close your eyes. The blurred colors and lines move as your heart beats. That is th...



36 x 36" / Encaustic and CollageEncaustic with momi paper collage

Rain in Peacock Park


36 x 36" / Encaustic / Peacock Park is a park in Coconut Grove, Florida where I grew up. In my youth Coconut Grove was filled with artists, hippies, sailors, musicians (CSN&Y, Eric Clapton, etc...

Sweet Green Icing


36 x 36" / Encaustic and Silk Screen

Calm in Chaos


30 x 30" / Encaustic and Silk Screen Silk screened collage and encaustic mixed media.

Heart Totem


96 x 12" / Encaustic, enameled metal, and ink“Heart Totem” began with the shape of the piece of wood. It’s majestic height and slender width evoked the power of the totem which traditionally celebr...