Ash Almonte is a contemporary abstract painter, born in Abilene, Texas in 1983. Fast gaining nationwide attention for her unique and fresh style, Ash Almonte uses references to abstract expressionism. In her eyes, it is more about the execution than the final product; she enjoys the process of making art more than the product itself. Fueled by a desire to create, Ash began experimenting, using anything she could find. She would tear apart bushel baskets at her father’s fruit stand and use those to paint on. Anything and everything around her she would turn into works of art.