Hello! I am Ashley Hyland, an artist living in Southern England in the South Downs. I make original watercolour and oil paintings outdoors 'en plain air' and in my indoor studios.
I love beautiful places, spiritual places, mystical places - the sky full of clouds, fields to remind me of wildflowers and morning dew... they remind me of the times that I feel wholly myself, peaceful and still.
Painting is my celebration of that beauty and emotion - the line of a hill framing the fields, the mark of a fence passed through for generations. These paintings are a symbol for the people who own them of connection, emotion, joy and beauty.
I remember that I am connected to all of the beauty in the world - ancient, solid and repeating through the cycle of the year.
I am writing short letters of hope and reflection throughout the seasons in 2021.
Artist in Residence.
Youth Hostel Association, South Downs Youth Hostel, Sussex, England. 2020, 2021.
EXHIBITION OPEN NOW!
THE YHA IS OPEN EVERY DAY FROM MAY 19, 2021.
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2020 EVENTS: Artwave Festival. Solo Exhibition. September 2020.
Mural. 'The Life and Death Tree' A symbol of hope, growth and strength for 2020. Painted with a local and international online audience.
Poetry Trail. 12 original poems inspired by 2020 and the local countryside sited throughout the grounds.
The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
On Windover Hill Premiere
Concert and Exhibition, Boxgrove Priory, March 2020
An inspiring and energising evening full of thoughts, words, music, dance and art about one of my favourite places, The Long Man of Wilmington in Sussex, England. My interview is about 32 minutes into the BBC documentary. This documentary includes music from the concert and follows the project from the start, including an artist conference in the wilds of Sussex at the Long Man of Wilmington in winter.