You are welcome in this space. Every painting is a captured moment, the essence of a special, spiritual, natural place. When I paint, I make a deep, peaceful connection with the world. I hope you feel this connection through my paintings while you are here.
Patiently watch the changes, allowing them to see where they are going, what you are learning, how you are feeling. Being there to listen. Mulling it over, thinking and feeling your response. Progress. Curious progress.
Original Watercolour Painting
A3, 11"x16", 30 x 40cm approx.
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.
I remember that I am connected to all of the beauty in the world - ancient, solid and repeating through the cycle of the year.
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 will be writing short letters of hope and reflection throughout the seasons in 2021 and sending them out about once a month.
All of my paintings include free worldwide trackable delivery. From small drawings to paintings bigger than I am, you can have confidence that the artwork you fall in love with will be looked after with care. As this year is a bit different for everyone I will stay in contact with you during your purchase and delivery to make sure everything goes smoothly.
"The landscape stretching before you brings peace as you sit still and feel the presence of the land."
Exhibitions and Projects in 2020
Artist in Residence.
Youth Hostel Association, South Downs Youth Hostel, Sussex, England. Summer to Winter Solstice 2020.
Including the following 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. Summer 2020.
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.