Yesterday was the opening of the exhibition in the O’Driscoll building off the Main Street. It is a large expansive warehouse space which lends a perfect backdrop to art works in all media, from a currach boat to paintings, sculpture, glass art etc etc. Three of my canvases are on display and more held in storage so if you are interested just e mail me or use the contact form on this website and I can send images. Monday - Saturday 11am - 5pm, on until 16 th September.
Skibbereen this Saturday at 1pm is the official opening of West Cork Creates in the Uilinn building by Gemma Tipton. All welcome. 40+ selected West Cork Artists working in diverse media. Well worth a visit. See my Instagram page for updates . I am showing a selection of new art especially for this event.
Delighted to have an article in Saturdays Irish Times , Weekend section ‘pieces of me’ by Liz Dwyer. For those who would like to read it it is online too!
Irish Times Saturday 23rd June.
Delighted to be included in this interiors supplement prior to the House Interior Design and Art show this weekend in the RDS. Stand L24 Art Loft. ‘Fragmented’ will be exhibited on my stand along with my other latest paintings. 25th - 27th May 2018.
looking forward to meeting old and new customers at House Interior Design and Art Show. Yes it’s that time of year again! All your design and art ideas under one roof. I am upstairs at Art Loft so do call and say hi. Friday 25th May 12 - 7pm. Saturday 10am - 5pm. Sunday 10am - 5pm. I have my very latest art displayed from Semi abstract faces to atmospheric landscapes based on West Cork surroundings. E mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
To celebrate 2018 being the year of love (well.... lets hope so), I have branched out and am so excited to offer limited edition prints. These will be available online to buy with free postage and packaging to Ireland and the UK.
Just in time for Valentine's day, there are 50 limited edition prints of my painting "Heart of Gold" with an added detail of hand gilded gold leaf heart. Each print will be numbered individually, signed by myself and come with an authenticity certificate. So if you are looking for something special for your significant other or even better show yourself some love, why not treat yourself to one of these limited edition prints! I also think they would make great wedding and anniversary presents too!
To show my love for you all, I have a discounted price of €100 for the first 10 limited edition print of "Heart of Gold"
Click the photograph below to find out more details on this print.
Lots of Love
First post of 2018! I have been in my Cork studio for the New Year into early January, and have been very productive! Now back in Dublin, my new work is about to go to the framers in Blackrock.
From this year, I am solely representing myself, focusing on shows and one on one viewings. If you wish to see art without any pressure to purchase, just e mail me on email@example.com. We will arrange a time that suits you to pop in to my house in Ballsbridge and view the latest pieces in a home setting.
2017 was the best and busiest year yet, with shows in Skibbereen, Dublin and Edinburgh. As we speak I am exhibiting at House in the RDS in May; Art Source in RDS in November and other venues to be confirmed. I am also involved with a couple of charities, more news on that to come.
Keep an eye on my Instagram and website for the latest updates in 2018!
Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and productive year!
Save the date... Ian Rankin will be opening Edinburgh Art Fair on the Preview Evening at The Corn Exchange on Thursday 16th November. One of the good reasons to attend!
After a busy summer in Cork it's preparing for two shows in November , Art Source at the RDS in Ballsbridge, Dublin, and The Art Fair in Edinburgh.
Looking forward to both. More details to follow in the coming weeks e mail me for more: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tomorrow is the opening of this yearly exhibition in Skibbereen, Co. Cork in the Southern part of Ireland. I'm looking forward to hopefully meeting all you fellow artists and online followers from this part of the country.
Woodwork, ceramics, glass, photography as well as fine art are all represented at this exhibition.
Bye for now....
Delighted to be part of Skibbereens annual art exhibition opening on 5th August by Manchan Magan.
more details to follow..........
All art work is for sale on display. This years theme is The Wild Atlantic Way.
Dont forget weekly updates are available on facebook and most recently Instagram.
West Cork Creates, Skibbereen 2017
Delighted to have three of my paintings hanging in the Coach House, part of this stunning development.
Big thanks to Roisin Lafferty and all at KLD.
In The Pink
150cm X 100cm on deep canvas.
If you would like to view my art in Dublin, just e mail me at email@example.com and I will get back to you as soon as possible. I am based in Ballsbridge , Dublin 4, and soon to move to a new address , still in Ballsbridge. Please feel free to view my art in my home, in a relaxed environment without any pressure to buy. In the Summer months I am also working in my studio on the Beara peninsula, all visitors welcome!
At the moment for 2017, I will be participating in two shows in the RDS: 'House' in May, an Interior Design Show, and Art Source in November .
For more up to date info log on to www.ashenhurst.com and check out my Instagram page.
Herbert Park , Ballsbridge photographed by Conor McCauley.
I can remember this time last year as if a couple of months ago. 2016 was a hugely busy year...buying and selling houses....enough said ...as well as the busiest year for art...no complaints , all very positive
Back in the West Cork studio....love being here and painting and listening to the radio. This is where I am happiest...holidays, New Years....nah ..Here in Cork is the best! My studio is my haven and I am at my most creative here...Working on a couple of large canvases, one abstract still life and one landscape.
My aim for 2017 is to do the best art I can...I am my own hardest critic..if I am not 100% happy it gets scrapped. I am not interested in churning out paintings , but challenging myself to create art that fulfills the criteria of original, uplifting, and maybe different. Some days are so creative and easy, ideas flow..others hmmm nothing inspires or works. Overthinking is the worst .....Go with the flow is the best advice and see what happens. I love what I do and don't consider it work, ...and realise how lucky I am.
Luck coupled with diligence...a little and often is the key to making it work and 'turning up' even when not in the mood. A bad day of experiment is not lost,..its frequently followed by a 'flow' day.
Back to the painting and thank you all for following me , reading these waffles and interacting. I welcome and love to hear from you. All shows and exhibitions will be posted on Instagram.
Delighted to launch a limited edition print in collaboration with Inspirational Arts, Herbert Street, Dublin . Thanks Jim!
They are 33.5cm X 33.5cm unframed on 300gsm hahnemuhle paper with a deckle edge. Limited edition of only fifty.
All ready to frame how you would like. I use' In the Frame' framers in Blackrock for all my framing , they are excellent. Image below is done by them.
e mail firstname.lastname@example.org for price and more details.