MALCOLM ASHMAN R.W.A., R.B.A., R.O.I.
Born in 1957, Malcolm studied graphic design and illustration at the Somerset College of Art.
As a genuine man of the countryside he translates a lifetime passion for the landscapes of the South West and Wales into hauntingly poetic images. Uncomplicated alignments of colour and structure deftly tuned to portray the nuances of seasonal light create different metaphors for the observer to consider, time and time again as a new aspect reveals itself at each glance of the painting.
He revels in the luminosity of oil and the opportunity it provides to change the look and feel of an image for a day or more.
Summing up his approach to his work Malcolm says, ‘the effects of light and weather on landscape fascinate me. I am not a great traveller and find beauty in that which lies on my doorstep. Painting has been, and I hope will always be, the great passion of my life.'
Malcolm has been the recipient of many awards and has had numerous solo exhibitions, as well as group exhibitions, and has exhibited at the Royal Academy. His work is in several permanent collections including the Wessex Collection, Longleat House, the Victoria Gallery, Bath and the Royal Bank of Scotland. He is a member of the Royal West of England Academy, Royal Society of British Artists and Royal Institute of Oil Painters.