Many of you attend our courses and return each year and we really want to thank-you for your continued support. This is why we are continuing with our loyalty programme for bookings for our courses and workshops from this year and onwards.


If you attend four courses or workshops (including online workshops) - with at least one being a course in Cornwall - you will be eligible for a 'Penzance 9' Signed, Limited Edition (50) giclee on archival quality paper. The image 30x40cms is an identical size to the original painting. 

You will receive your print by post or at the attendance of your fourth course/workshop.

We hope to see you on some of our courses next year and that you will enjoy having a blast of Ashley's pinks on your wall! 


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This is an ongoing scheme and if you have already qualified for a free print of 'Penzance 9', we have a new print of Ashley's 'Porthleven 17' as your reward! This is a very special painting that is not for sale as it's part of our own collection. The print will be another Signed, Limited Edition (50) 30x40cms once again on archival quality paper.



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Expressive painting course responding to the emotional landscapes of painter Joan Mitchell & the music of Joni Mitchell. 2 PLACES LEFT

I'm delighted that 'Porthleven 62 (Red Crane)' has been selected for the Penwith Society Associates Members exhibition at Penwith Gallery. This is the largest painting (122x86cms) in the 'Porthleven' series and earlier this year was chosen as 'Painting of the Day' by Contemporary British Painting. Click HERE for a link to my Blog about the painting.








I'm delighted to be showing 'Porthleven 69 (Vessel)' in the lastest NSA exhibition at Tremenheere Gallery in Penzance. I'll be giving a talk about the painting at 1.30pm on Sat 21 Oct as part of a  a special event where 5 artists, will be giving a talk about their paintings from 1.30pm, followed by a talk by Dr. Virginia Button, ‘Some thoughts on the Artist’s Society in a Rural Community’ at 3pm. I'll be invigilating on Friday 3 Nov, 11-4pm. Hope to see you!


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The third exhibition by 'The Freedom in Painting Group', an accomplished group of artists from all over the UK and beyond, linked by participation on our courses in Cornwall. 

PRESS RELEASE: 'Since 2011, renowned landscape painter and colourist Ashley Hanson, a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists, has hosted a series of courses in Cornwall, under the banner ‘Freedom in Painting’, attracting artists from all over the country and internationally wishing to push their practice forwards. In their response to the beautiful coastal landscape and harbour-towns of Cornwall - Porthleven, Port Isaac, Polperro, Polruan - each artist has found their own personal freedom in painting.  The Group was formed for all participating artists to share work and exhibition news and to continue friendships. This impressive, contemporary, and eclectic collection of work brings the light and colour of Cornwall to Henley-on-Thames. Each of the twenty + artists will be showing three paintings, including artist/tutor Ashley Hanson, who, as part of his teaching, produces a painting on each course. Admission is free to the gallery in Upper Market Place.

On Saturday 28 October, 1- 5pm, there is an opportunity to meet the artists and share a glass of wine. We would love you to join in our celebrations! 


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