A native of North Carolina, Ashley Lathe began his art career via the commercial arts. Graduating in 1992 from East Carolina University with a BA in Graphic Design and Illustration, Ashley worked for several years in web design and marketing. Following completion of post-baccalaureate classes at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, he taught art classes at the university level. In 2002, he made the final leap to full-time artist. Currently his work focuses on the ability of watercolor to create and capture the subtle nature of change as landscape and metaphorical abstraction.