Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Latest Exhibition News

LATEST NEWS - One of Ashley's new paintings 'City of Glass 11- StillmanStillman' has been selected for the 2013 Ludlow Open

Ashley latest solo exhibition  opens on Friday 5th July at the Plough Arts Centre in Devon. He will showing his 'City of Glass' series including new paintings completed during his residency at Bodmin's Shire Hall.

Ashley comments about the series, 'After years of struggling for ideas for a painting about New York, a place so iconic, so filmed, painted and written about, I found a way in with 'The New York Trilogy', Paul Auster's deconstruction and reinvention of the detective novel. As a visual artist, I can relate to Paul Auster's layerings of reality and identity and his explorations of chance. The paintings are a complex mix of fact and fiction, manipulations of the different realities of information and imagination.'

To coincide with the exhibition Ashley will be giving a talk on Friday19 July at 7pm about the inspiration, ideas and the making of the series and his journeys around the USA. Cost £5 including wine and nibbles.
Colour & Coast Workshop
If you would like another opportunity to work with Ashley, he will be hosting his popular 'Colour & Coast ' 1 day workshop at The Plough on Friday 19 July 10am - 4.30pm. Cost £35.
Using the coastal theme, Ashley will be sharing many of his tips and techniques of how to use colour imaginatively and effectively. All levels and abilities are welcome.
To book either the talk or the workshop, please call the Plough Box Office on 01805 624624
The Gloss Gallery, Exeter   5 July - 24 August 2013,

PREVIEW: Thurs 4 Jul 6-9pm

Also coming up is an exhibition of Ashley's Cornish paintings including the Porthleven series at The Gloss Gallery, Exeter, Devon. Ashley is very pleased to be given the front room to show case his work. The room has superb light - thanks Lucinda.

Alongside 'The Art of Colour' is an exhibition of work by the Devon Artist Network, which includes work by one of our favourite artists Sara Bor.

We hope you can come along to one of the Previews or even both!

Canterbury 'Freedom in Painting with the Life-Model' Workshop

Shona McGovern

Thank-you to all who attended Ashley's recent workshop at Canterbury Christchurch University. We had another full house and everyone rose to the challenges set by Ashley (as this was no regular life-drawing/painting workshop). By the end of day 2 there was some really exciting work made. A BIG thank-you must go out also to our model Sharon Smithers, who was fantastic.

Anne Marie Lepretre

L to R, 1-2 Yvonne McCann, Kathy Rudman & Terri Leigh

Some Comments About the Workshop
'A lively and fun course, thank-you Ashley, most enjoyable. rekindles enthusiasm every time. Fab Shaz' (refers to our model Sharon Smither's)
Tanya Remon
'Ashley is always so generous with his time and knowledge he is a refreshing and inspiring tutor.'

Shona McGovern
'This is the 3rd workshop I have participated in and I always learn something new and feel that my painting is improving each time. Thank-you.'
Catriona Campbell


1 comment:

  1. Great workshop, exciting, challenging & fun. I came away with lots of ideas for future work. Yvonne