First up is an interview our favorite local New Orleans painter, Ashley Longshore.
Name: Ashley Longshore
Location: 4537 Magazine Street
Current Role: Artist/President
I was already a badass and it lead me towards my career. Badasses are born not made.
I look at my self in the mirror, pinch my nipples and say "I would fuck me."
Proudest Moment to date?
Being in a position to help other artists makes me really happy. Being able to mentor and help change the industry. I love helping artists succeed individually rather than having to give up 50% to a gallery.
What is your favorite daily expletive?
Favorite Badass Balloon?
When they make your biopic what is the scene that you are going to hope they leave out?
There's nothing I would want to be hidden. I'm an open book, baby, that's my job...I want to show it all!
What's your best piece of advice for aspiring Badasses?
I think being a real badass isn't about the good stuff, it's how you handle the bad stuff thats going to happen because if you're willing to be an entrepreneur, you gotta face a lot of rejection.
You can find Ashley Longshore at her gallery on Magazine Street (4537 Magazine Street) and online at ashleylongshore.com!