Expressive, dynamic and vibrant, Carly Ashdown’s paintings are a celebration of life.
Drawing upon the deeply felt but unnameable experience of being alive, Carly uses paint and other media to create a myriad of emotions which echo the human experience.
Explorations of how we come to understand ourselves, the world around us, and particularly the idea of personal transformation all act as inspiration behind her work.
Carly is particularly fascinated by the illusory quality paint offers, “after all it’s just paint, or ‘matter’, yet working with it opens doorways to a new paradigm.” She aims for her work to invite viewers to, step into and experience beyond, what we are accustomed to in our everyday lives.
Joyful, pensive and melancholy; experience a spectrum of emotion through Carly’s paintings.