'Blue, blue, electric blue
That's the color of my room
Where I will live
Blue, blue....'   

'SOUND & VISION' David Bowie

A 2 day ZOOM workshop mixing/making/working with the beautiful and evocative colour BLUE...Why blue, which blue, how blue?  The colour blue in painting is rich in symbolism, meaning, emotion: working with our own subject, over the 2 days in the workshop we’ll explore the qualities, differences, and uses of blue in our paintings. 


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It's good to be getting the work out again in galleries around the country, plus we have news of a major sale with Rise Art! I have 4 paintings on show in 'Visions of Sugarplums' at AKA Contemporary, Cambridge. and 'Porthleven 60 (The Gap)' is in The Winter Show at Linden Hall Studio in Deal. 'Padstow 4', 'Penzance 15' and 'BOOK 16 (The Three Princes' can be seen at Cupola Contemporary in Sheffield. We are very pleased to announce that 'City of Glass 14 (Dialogue) has been recently sold through Rise Art and is now at its new home in London.


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City of Glass 14 Dialogue 800'City of Glass 14 (Dialogue)' 120c80cms

Many of you attend our courses and return each year and we really want to thank-you for your continued support. This is why from this year we are introducing a loyalty programme for bookings for our courses and workshops from 2023 and onwards. 

How Does It Work?

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.

This is an ongoing scheme and there will be an alternate print available in 2023 if you already have 'Penzance 9'.  Please note you can only qualify for one of our schemes/offer's in each calendar year. 

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



 Penzance 9 2011 800 Copy


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! 

Do you have a special tree? A 2 day ZOOM workshop painting your tree: real or imagined, magical, spiritual, symbolic, totemic, in bloom or bare and linear. In terms of painting, the motif of the tree presents opportunities to explore narrative and structure, strength and delicacy, expressive mark-making and abstraction. 

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'