Illustrators are unique among visual artists in their use of storytelling to portray a complex ideology or concept. Many, like our January Artist, utilize quotes and phrases in their art to accentuate finer concepts or highlight specific ideas they want to express to the viewer. Some use a progression of imagery, complex compositions that move the viewer from one idea to the next, or single concepts to drive home a particular concept. A fellow SCAD graduate, Ashley is an artist whose work I have seen progress over nearly two decades. Her style is very painterly and ephemeral. One could as easily imagine her illustrations decorating the pages of a fine children's book as the sparse walls of an upscale gallery.