Modern Artists Gallery

Ashley Hanson

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CITY OF GLASS 38
CITY OF GLASS 32 THE APARTMENT
CITY OF GLASS 59 DQ WW MW
THE SEA  80 x 80cm
CITY OF GLASS 1
CITY OF GLASS 2 HOTEL HARMONY
CITY OF GLASS 3 THE WINDOW
CITY OF GLASS 4  HOPE FALL, HOPE FALLS
CITY OF GLASS 5 TRUTHVILLE
CITY OF GLASS 6 PAGES 106 - 112
CITY OF GLASS 7 THE BLACK TOWER
CITY OF GLASS 8 THE RED NOTEBOOK
CITY OF GLASS 9 FICTION AND FACT
CITY OF GLASS 10 STILLMAN STILLMAN (2pic)
CITY OF GLASS 11 - STILLMAN STILLMAN
CITY OF GLASS 12 ADAM & EVE  WEST 107TH ST/EAST 69TH ST
CITY OF GLASS 13 ENTRANCE
CITY OF GLASS 14 DIALOGUE
CITY OF GLASS 15 STILLMAN WALKS
CITY OF GLASS 16 PRIVATE EYE
CITY OF GLASS 17 ADAM AND EVE
CITY OF GLASS 18 MYSTERY
CITY OF GLASS 19 PARK AVENUE
CITY OF GLASS 29  BABYLON
CITY OF GLASS 31  A STUDY IN VIOLET
CITY OF GLASS  28  THE SPACE BETWEEN
CITY OF GLASS 33 BURIED
TWO BUSH ISLAND LIGHT,MAINE. THE AMERICASCAPES SERIES
CITY OF GLASS 20 CAGE  90 x 60 cm
CITY OF GLASS 21 NOWHERE
CITY OF GLASS 22 CLEAVE THE FALL
CITY OF GLASS 23  CLEAVE,STARE
CITY OF GLASS 24 PETER
CITY OF GLASS 25 STREETS
CITY OF GLASS 26 AVENUES
CITY OF GLASS 27 THE STILLMAN APARTMENT
CITY OF GLASS 30 CELESTIAL GRAND CENTRAL STATION
CITY OF GLASS 34 WATCH THAT MAN -TRIBUTE TO DAVID BOWIE
CITY OF GLASS 35  VILLAGE GREEN
CITY OF GLASS 36 THE FORCE OF CHANCE
CITY OF GLASS 37 PLOT VERB PLOT NOUN
CITY OF GLASS 39 PROPHECY
CITY OF GLASS 40 COAT OF PAINT
CITY OF GLASS 41 T.H.E. T.O.W.E.R.O.F.B.A.B.E.L.
CITY OF GLASS 57 (AS THE CROW FLIES)
CITY OF GLASS 58 (NOIR)
CITY OF GLASS 60 (ISLAND OF BRICKS)
SADDLEBACK LEDGE LIGHT, MAINE. THE AMERICASCAPES SERIES
BANJO PIER
PORTHLEVEN 24
PADSTOW 4
PORTHLEVEN 14 -  Cornish Flag
PORTHLEVEN 19
PORTHLEVEN 21
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ENGLANDS
NEW ENGLAND
ISLANDS
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ASHLEY HANSON PAINTINGS

Cornwall, Colour & Coast  -  The Freedom of Painting Group

 19 - 24 July 2018

The Old Fire Station

Henley on Thames  Oxfordshire

 


The making of:  City of Glass 34 Watch that man 120x100cm (sold)

Thursday 13th Jan.

I have redrawn the left-side of face again & also added a very subtle line of the chin. There is a definite twist to the face now, less flat. I am enjoying the composition - how the West Side follows the angle of the face and how the bulge of Chelsea is echoed by the left ear. Two more City of Glass paintings on the go now, one I started a while ago, the other with the working title 'Village Green'.

Saturday 14th Jan.

A few subtle changes to the Bowie outline- it now seems more varied, more interesting and truer to the image. I also added a couple of small piers on the West Side to disrupt the verticals. Listening to Young Americans. The intersection of 5th Ave and 14th St is very powerful, an unintended piece of symbolism. This painting is right on the edge.

Saturday 15th Jan.

A tribute to David Bowie, a hero...the iconic outline of Aladdin Sane becomes the framing rivers of Manhattan. The outline is not quite right, it's a little crude,a little obvious. I may re-draw tomorrow.Or not.

Choosing the title for the piece was very difficult but critical- some were obvious, others more subtle: 'Hero', 'Starman', '285 Lafayette St', '(1913-1938-197?)', 'Millions weep a fountain..'.

I've gone for 'Watch that man...' with it's dual reference: we were all watching Bowie, wondering what he would do next.

The novel 'City of Glass' is all about watching that man...

'Watch That Man' is, of course, the opening track of Aladdin Sane..

Emotion, image, place, ambiguity - no-one was more ambiguous than David Bowie. 'Ambiguous' comes a close second as a title...

 

Ashley Hanson was awarded The Slade School of Art Boise Travel Scholarship to North America, where he made a series of train journeys around the states before painting for two months in a barn in upstate New York, at the home of the sculptor Jon Isherwood.

Hanson has continued making work about his experiences in the US, with the series Americascapes and The Englands, which enabled him to interlink paintings inspired by the coastal landscapes of Cornwall and New England.

Various events in Hanson's career have inspired, influenced and invigorated his interest in colour: An early admiration for the work of Peter Lanyon, especially Porthleven 1951; A lecture from Terry Frost whilst at Canterbury College of Art; The influence of Thomas Watt being Principal of Canterbury; A visit to the 1992 Matisse exhibition in New York and later his time spent at the Triangle Artists Workshop hosted by Sir Anthony Caro.

Born Blackpool England

1979-80 Blackpool and The Fylde College Foundation Course

1977-1978 Dept. of Architecture, Manchester University

1980-83 Canterbury College of Art BA FineArt.1st.
2007-11 Visiting lecturer at Canterbury Christchurch University
2008 Resident Artist Bodmin College Cornwall
2009-10 Visiting Lecturer at Bergen National Academy of the Arts Norway
2009 Artist Talk and Workshop Canford School, Dorset

Award
1997 Boise Travel Scholarship to North America, Slade School of Art
1991 Hunting Art Prize 2nd Prize
2012 Canvas & Cream Joint Prizewinner

Collections
Lord Gowrie The Street
Private collections in UK, Europe and America

Solo Exhibition

2014 Solo Exhibition Modern Artists Gallery UK

2013 Solo Exhibition  Modern Artists Gallery UK
2012 Colour & Coast Hotel Penzance Cornwall
2011 Transatlantic Hotel Penzance Cornwall
2010 Transatlantic University of Kent Canterbury
2008 The Englands Modern Artists Gallery UK
2007 States of Colour Shire Hall Gallery Cornwall
2003 Americascapes Quay Arts Isle of Wight

Group Show
2012 Canvas & Cream Art Prize London
2012 Great Atlantic Gallery Falmouth
2012 Modern Artist Gallery UK
2012 Redearth Gallery Devon
2012 Canvas & Cream Art Prize Exhibition London
2011 Great Atlantic Gallery Falmouth and St Just
2011 The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition London

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