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Ashley Hanson


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Ashley Hanson is a renowned colourist and landscape artist whose  work has been selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the Discerning Eye and the National Open Art Competition.  He has exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally and in 2014 was elected a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists.

The Cornish coastal landscape with its beguiling mix of the natural and the man made has provided inspiration for many of Ashley’s paintings.  His striking, multi-layered canvases pulsate with colour and capture the essence of the harbour towns of Cornwall both from the air and on the ground.

He has also made many paintings about his journeys around the USA, after being awarded a Boise Travel Scholarship from the Slade School of Art and for the past 3 years has been  working on his ‘City of Glass’ series inspired by the novel ‘The New York Trilogy’ by Paul Auster.

An experienced teacher including Visiting Lecturer at Canterbury Christchurch University and the National Academy of Art Bergen, Ashley has been running his own workshops and  ‘Freedom in Painting’ holidays in Cornwall for the past 5 years.

‘I believe that as artists we must always look forward, beyond what we know. Building on our skills and techniques, I enjoy helping and encouraging students/artists to explore and invent and find their own personal interpretation of the landscape.’

See www.ashleyhanson.co.uk and http://ashleyhansonart.blogspot.co.uk  to find out more about Ashley’s art practice, workshops and painting holidays . You can also book Ashley  to host his 1 day ‘Colour & Coast’ or ‘Exploring Colour & Abstraction’  at your own venue in Devon or Cornwall through Southwest Art Workshops.

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Ashley Hanson workshops

Workshops available

Abstraction Colour Painting Workshop

Ashley Hanson Abstract

Abstract – to take form, to simplify, to pursue an idea…………

On this workshop Ashley will show you the process of abstraction from drawing into painting. 

With a sequence of exercises exploring colour, mark-making and composition students will learn to simplify, edit, refine, to ’abstract’ and allow a painting to emerge through the process.

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Colour and Coast Painting Workshop

Lights of the West 2

The coastal landscape has been the inspiration for many of Ashley’s paintings and this is an opportunity to both explore the magic of colour and create a painting about your own special place by the sea.

Using the ‘Coast’ as our theme, students will learn the principles of colour- mixing and how to use colour creatively and imaginatively. Ashley will be hands on demonstrating and sharing many of his tips and techniques about colour, mark-making and composition and the day will end with an informal discussion about the work made.

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Art Breaks & Courses available

Freedom in Painting in Porthleven

One week course 19th April – 25th April £350

Freedom painting in Porthleven

This is a unique opportunity to work in a small group with acclaimed colourist and landscape artist Ashley Hanson in the Lifeboat Art Studio, Porthleven, Cornwall, dramatically positioned on the edge of the harbour facing the open sea.

The 5 day course leads up to an exhibition on the Saturday (with a Private View on the Friday evening ) giving artists the opportunity to show and sell their work. Porthleven is an idyllic setting and a special place for Ashley.

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Freedom in Painting in Cornwall

Art Break 11th May – 16th May from only £430 inc accommodation, tuition and more

Freedom painting in Cornwall

This art break is a wonderful opportunity for students/artists to spend 2 days working in 4 spectacular locations on Cornwall’s north and south coast followed by 2 full days developing the paintings and ideas in a village studio high on Bodmin Moor. Renowned colourist and landscape artist Ashley Hanson will help artists of all abilities find their own personal interpretation of the landscape. A professional artist for over 30 years and visiting lecturer at Canterbury Christchurch University, Ashley has recently been elected member of Newlyn Society of Artists.

£30 discount if you book before 28th February!

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Freedom in Painting in Cornwall

Art Break 21st September – 26th September from only £430 inc accommodation, tuition and more

This art break is a wonderful opportunity for students/artists to spend 2 days working in 4 spectacular locations on Cornwall’s north and south coast followed by 2 full days developing the paintings and ideas in a village studio high on Bodmin Moor. Renowned colourist and landscape artist Ashley Hanson will help artists of all abilities find their own personal interpretation of the landscape. A professional artist for over 30 years and visiting lecturer at Canterbury Christchurch University, Ashley has recently been elected member of Newlyn Society of Artists.

£30 discount if you book fear 28th February!

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Freedom in Painting in Porthleven

One week course 4th October – 10th October £350

This is a unique opportunity to work in a small group with acclaimed colourist and landscape artist Ashley Hanson in the Lifeboat Art Studio, Porthleven, Cornwall, dramatically positioned on the edge of the harbour facing the open sea.

The 5 day course leads up to an exhibition on the Saturday (with a Private View on the Friday evening ) giving artists the opportunity to show and sell their work. Porthleven is an idyllic setting and a special place for Ashley.

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