Meet Ansley Elizabeth Lee. A fellow student at Cornish. She comes complete with good Texas stories, great taste in music, dog whispering skills, and ambitious artistic dreams, not to mention her rockin’ pink hair. We met her while standing in line to watch The Decemberists last weekend. It was here we discovered a mutual love of facial hair and found out about an portrait project she’s working on of hirsute men. She sketches the portrait out, paints in the coloring, and then embroiders the beards in. Nice and tactile. She requested that Cole’s fantastic mustache be a part of this, so we hung out this last Saturday at The Teacup so she could sketch my handsome husband. We got a sneak preview of some of her completed portraits, one of a kickin’ Sam Beam beard. Her show will be in July and we’re looking forward to seeing it!