I'm delighted to be showing paintings in three upcoming exhibitions. 'BOOK 20 - colourcoded (from Paul Auster's 'Ghosts')' has been selected for Wells Art Contemporary, (30 July - 28 August), ''Port Isaac (The Architecture of Sky) can be seen in Black Swan Arts Open, in Frome, (15 July -11 Sept) and ''Our-With (from John Boyne's 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas' is in 'Living With the Past at Cupola Gallery, Sheffield (15 July - 27 August).


 HANSON Ashley BOOK 20 colourcoded from Ghosts by Paul Auster'Book 20 (colourcoded) - from 'Ghosts' by Paul Auster'  45x70cms  oil on canvas


DSC 00941edit800'Port Isaac (The Architecture of Sky)' 50x40cms oil on canvas



Out With 70x100cms oil on canvas 2019 Copy 'Out -With (from 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas' by John Boyne'


I'm very pleased to announce that I have just been taken on by the online platform RISE ART, who are currently showcasing my 'City of Glass' series, with new paintings being added each week.


Click HERE to see my page on RiseArt


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'City of Glass 33 (Buried)'  100x100cms  oil on canvas


I'm very excited to be included in this new publication celebrating contemporary Cornish Art, with an 8-page full-colour feature about my art and practice,

'This limited edition book is a celebration of the artists for whom Cornwall provides constant inspiration. Intriguingly current and timelessly readable DRIFT Art Review is at once a valuable tool for collectors, a coveted addition to coffee tables for the year ahead and a collectible for those who value the enduring appeal of the arts'


RRP is £29.99, including FREE P&P.  To purchase a copy click HERE


'It’s all just one big conceptual wrestle, and I could never get bored of it. The only thing that is certain is that the more we talk about art, the greater its force becomes, which makes this first Drift Art Review so important. Cornwall has so many talented artists, so many exceptional galleries, but so few publications to champion them, and the bridge between Cornwall and the city-centric focus of national art magazines is yet to be built.'



'A myriad of works by household names and emerging talent. The artists within this show are very special. Us, mere mortals would never be able to experience the joys which come from their abilities with the magical visualities of colour, shape, form, texture. This experience being what the show has always held as the core fundamental value to why we do it. Within the collection I hope you as the viewer have moments of familiarity as well as surprise, perhaps a work by an artist you recognise, a name you recall from a memory, an individual reaction to something totally new, catalysing a relationship with a previously unknown contemporary work or style. The carefully balanced selection from our ever more popular open submission alongside some of the most established names in their respective field, allows for each year to have an individuality and distinctiveness which could never be repeated or remade'  Gallery Director, Myles Corley


Penzance 15 45x50cms 2021900'Penzance 15'  45x50cms  oil on canvas  2021  £1500

On the final-day of each of our Autumn Porthleven courses, we have a one-day exhibition of the work made during the week, open to the public. In addition, this years September course coincides with the Porthleven Arts Festival, and Ashley will be giving a talk on the exhibition day about his practice and work about Porthleven. 


SEPTEMBER COURSE: Exhibition Day Thurs 30 September, 10 - 5pm, with Ashley's talk 2-3pm.

OCTOBER COURSE: Exhibition Day Thurs 7 October, 10 - 5pm.


Porthleven Arts Festival Programme 24 Sept - 3 Oct 2021 - click HERE


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