Thursday, 12 April 2012

Exhibition Updates

Opportunity to see Ashley's work in and around the country. He is currently featured in 4 exhibitions, covering Cornwall, Reading and Devon.

'Porthleven 5'
'Porthleven 6'
Great Atlantic Art in Falmouth are exhibiting
 Ashley's            'Porthleven' series in its entirety, (excluding any previously sold pieces).

The exhibition runs until 28th April 2012. See gallery link for more images and insight into the making of this important series of work.

'Penzance 9'
Modern Artists Gallery in Reading are showing 6 of Ashley's  recent 'Penzance' series, including the 'Penzance 4' one of the 'Canvas & Cream' Prizewinning paintings.
The exhibition runs until 25th April 2012. See gallery link for more details.

'Lights of the West 3'

Redearth Gallery  in Devon are holding their 'Spring 2012' exhibition.This exhibition promises an intersting mix of paintings, ceramics, textiles and sculptures and includes work by Ashley and Sara & Simon Bor.

The exhibition runs from Sat 21 April - 

12 May 2012. See link for more details:

'Padstow 4'
Art in Mind Exhibition at Maynard School, Devon aims to raise money to help people suffering with mental illness through Creative Therapies, by donating 50% of sales income to the charity 'Mindful'. 

This exhibition features a selection of national and international artists once again including work by Ashley and Sara & Simon Bor. The exhibition is on from Sat 21st - Sun 22nd April only. See link for more details:

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Easter Exhibitions

We are delighted to announce details of two exhibitions over the Easter period, where Ashley is the featured artist. Great Atlantic Art in Falmouth are exhibiting Ashley's 'Porthleven ' series in its entirety, (excluding any previously sold pieces) and Modern Artist Gallery in Reading are showing 6 of his recent 'Penzance' series.

Exhibtion at 'Great Atlantic Art'
'Porthleven 12' & 'Porthleven 5'
 Ashley works in series with paintings often feeding each other. He is very excited to be showing two important bodies of work simultanously.

Ashley comments 'In 1978 as a first year architecture student I saw a Peter Lanyon exhibition in Manchester which was instrumental in my decision to become a painter. My knowledge of contemporary painting was minimal but I sensed the power of the work and one artist's very personal vision of the world. His 1951 painting 'Porthleven' was always a favourite and it was inevitable that the town would become the focus of my first Cornish paintings.'

The exhibition at Great Atlantic Art, Falmouth runs until 28th April 2012. 
For more information about the exhibition and for a further insight to the work exhibition see

Ashley returns to the Modern Artist Gallery, Reading where one of the prize winning paintings from the 'Canvas & Cream' competition, 'Penzance 4' can be seen. Talking about this series Ashleys says 'What always intrigued me about Penzance was the oddness and purity of the house-shape of the inner-harbour.  I found echoes of the shape and its ‘zigzagedness’ in the warehouses and harbour buildings and throughout the series I explored the tensions and relationships between them.'

 The exhibition at Modern Artist Gallery, Reading is on until 25th April 2012. See link for further details

Monday, 2 April 2012

Hot News - Canvas & Cream Prizewinner!!!

'City of Glass 1'
'Penzance 4'

Yipee! I have just found out that I have been selected as one of the two Prizewinners for the Canvas & Cream competition in London.


The prize is a joint exhibition alongside Susan Eyre, 7th-22nd November this year. I got the news two minutes after getting my rejection letter from the John Moores competition and the upside is I can now show my entry 'City of Glass 2' in the exhibition at Canvas & Cream!  Thanks to everyone who supported me (voted!) and hope to see you all at the exhibition later this year. After our Painting Holiday, I've got lots of studio time ahead to make  more work in the 'City of Glass ' series for the exhibition. Can't wait to get in the studio. Watch this space for new images! Champagne is going in the fridge.........
Gallery link