About Ashlianna Felix
Ashlianna Felix is a highly motivated, Massachusetts-based illustrator. She is knowledgeable about various traditional mediums, but her collection of work is primarily digital illustrations. She favors thick, expressive line work and pays close attention to the way colors interact with one another on a canvas.
She began her journey at Bristol Community College and graduated in 2018 with a degree in Fine Arts. She later transferred into University of Massachusetts Dartmouth to obtain her BFA in both Illustration and Graphic Design.
Over the summer of 2020 I stumbled upon the movie “Harriet“ directed by Kasi Lemmons. Immediately, I was enthralled by the incredible obstacles that Harriet Tubman had to overcome in order to become a free woman, and help all of her friends and family escape the shackles of slavery. Of course I had heard of Harriet Tubman before, but I wondered why she wasn’t covered in more detail in my history classes as a child. A lot of the data that I collected about Harriet Tubman was new information to me. She was an incredible role model, and I knew that young women would benefit from learning more about her. I began to reflect on many of the other women who impacted history in an extraordinary way, but were often bypassed in the history books.
I began developing an idea to create a series of book covers about these extraordinary women and their accomplishments. My targeted demographic was young children between the ages of eight and 12 years old. I believe it is important for young women to be provided with role models to demonstrate just how powerful and important women are!