There is something very unique about Ashley Macomber's work. It reminds me of very elegant old-fashioned Americana paintings combined with those souvenir wolf shirts you can buy out in the forests on the West coast. Or something. Her work is definately very American looking to me (which is not bad!)
I like how she omits backgrounds in her work. It's not that Ashley's work is lacking backgrounds, she just doesn't put them in. Yet the final product doesn't look empty. I think it is because her work gives the illusion of an more massive world around the subject (for example, she usually cuts her wolfs' heads off at the neck). Also, since her work tends to be a little surreal in nature, backgrounds wouldn't make sense.