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Ashley on location in Sweden
Ashley on location in Sweden

Ashley O'Connor started out her artistic career in 1997, training to be an art teacher in the prestigious National College of Art and Design in Dublin. Having a strong desire to work in the visually creative world and her love of make up, ashley changed direction and started a career as a make-up artist and has been working in this field for the past 9 years.

After 2 years of training in the most established make-up course in Ireland, IADT Dun Laoghaire, where she was honored with a distinction, Ashley career began working on the movie set of Jerry Bruckheimer's “King Arthur” and followed on to working in the many facets of the make-up artistry such as being a make-up artist for "Make Up Forever" Cosmetics, where she taught clients the secrets to having the perfect make up. She spent an extensive part of her career working for RTE Television for many years, where she acquired her sharp eye for detail and gained massive experience working on various prime time entertainment shows such as, “The Afternoon Show, The Podge and Rodge show” to Drama's such “Fair City” and “The Clinic”.

Ashley recently returned from living in Stockholm, Sweden where she built up a strong portfolio in the fashion world and she is now working independently as a freelance make up artist. Her work covers various concerts, music videos and advertisement campaigns with clients such as Roxy Quicksilver, 02, Vodafone and Guinness. Other work includes fashion shows, editorial photo shoots and opera's, Ashley's work has been featured in magazines such as Image, Health and living to Ireland on Sunday.

Ashley has also worked with the following personalities

Anna Nolan, Brian Kennedy, Amanda Brunker, Jimmy Carr, Anne Doyle, Johnny Vegas, Laura Birmingham, Patrick Kielty, Sinead Kennedy, George Hook, Marissa Mackle, Byran Murray, Lucy Kennedy, PJ Gallegher, Molly Breathnach, Bill O'Herhily, Emma O Driscoil, Derry Clarke, Laura Woods, Rick Stein, Sheana Keane, Kevin Dundon, Síle Seoige, Brian Dowling, Amber Jean (Model), Brian Ormonde, Chloe Arnold (Model), Keith Barry, Carrie Crowley, Tommy Bowe, Kathryn Mc Kiernan, Eamon Dunphy, Maeve Higgins, Johnny Giles, Hilda Faye, Aidan Power, Celia Murphy, Amelia Crowley, Racheal Pilkington, Daithí Ó Sé, Nuala Carey, Eileen Dunne, Siún Nic Gearailt, Mary Kingston, Trevor Keegan, Michelle McManus, Anne Cassin