Approved: 15.03.2008

Edward Ashton

Artist

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Approved: 15.03.2008

I have been making pictures since childhood. In 2006 I completed a degree course in fine art at university where I reaffirmed my love and compulsion to paint.
From a continuing passion for landscape painting, I have broadened my scope of practice to tackle broader subjects and ideas. Originally working from my own photos, I began to collect pictures from magazines, newspapers and old holiday postcards.

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  • Location: Greater Manchester, North West
  • Categories: Drawing, Painting
 

Biography

I have been making pictures since childhood. In 2006 I completed a degree course in fine art at university where I reaffirmed my love and compulsion to paint. From a continuing passion for landscape painting, I have broadened my scope of practice to tackle broader subjects and ideas. Originally working from my own photos, I began to collect pictures from magazines, newspapers and old holiday postcards. I often create collages, constructing my own scenes and juxtapositions. Titles are especially important for me and I love how they can change the conception of what we see when we look at a work of art. I have always employed a very systematic approach in collecting and cataloguing pictures from my sources, while developing a consistent painting method that gives my work a uniformity and clear sense of style. Various sources inspire my acrylic and collage work - German art from Friedrich through to Richter - to the surfeit of imagery in our daily lives. I intend for my art to serve as a snapshot of real life that is both beautiful and yet troubled underneath.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2003 - BA (Hons) Fine Art, 1st Class, UWIC, Cardiff 2002 - Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, University of Wales College, Newport Solo exhibitions 2012 - Our World, Wayfarers Arcade, Southport 2011 - Solo Exhibition, Beirut King Gallery, Valencia, Spain 2007 - Solo Exhibition, Brazil Coffee, Cardiff Group exhibitions 2012 - 2nd International Mail Art Exhibition, Malom Gallery, Nyiracsad, Hungary 2011 - Art to Art Christmas Show, Sunshine House, Wigan 2010 - 20th Annual Members Exhibition, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, New York 2010 - 6 X 6 X 2010, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, New York 2010 - Group Show, Dare to Joust Gallery, Barnes, South West London 2010 - Pembrokeshire Open 2010, Joanna Field Gallery, The Torch Theatre, Milford Haven 2010 - Postcards from the Edge, ZieherSmith, 516 20th Street, New York 2010 - The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, London 2009 - New Blood Art, Crane Mews, Twickenham, London 2008 - Future50, PSL Gallery, Leeds 2008 - Long established mediums harmonize with new media, The Lloyd Gill Gallery, Weston-Super-Mare 2008 - The Better Life Appeal, Washington Gallery, Penarth, Cardiff 2006 - Christmas Show, Washington Gallery, Penarth, Cardiff 2006 - Fine Art Degree Show, Howard Gardens Gallery, Cardiff 2006 - Group Show, A Shot in the Dark, Cardiff 2005 - 2nd Year Show, Jacob's Market, Cardiff 2005 - Hans Brinker Exhibition, Hans Brinker Hotel, Amsterdam Workshops 2011 - Art Lecturer, Sunshine House, Wigan Private commissions 2007 - 4 Paintings of Cardiff Bay for Mr Martin Briggs, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff 2006 - Montpeyroux & Snowdonia, Commissions for ACA, Monmouth 2006 - Prague Number 46, for Mr Martin Briggs, Cardiff Competitions, prizes and awards 2005 - Dulcie Mayne Stephens Art Trust, Cardiff School of Art and Design, Cardiff Publications 2006 - Monuments of Old Prague, Published by Editions Martin, Cardiff Other 2013 - The Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn Art Library, New York 2010 - Chestnut Appeal Art Auction, David Lay Auction House, Penzance 2009 - Art for Amnesty, The Watershed, Bristol