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Ashley Frost | Sydney Australia | Visual artist & Filmmaker | Painter's Blog

Plen air painting at Bradley’s Head in Sydney.

Plen air painting at Bradley’s Head in Sydney.

— 2 weeks ago with 8 notes
#oil on canvas  #art  #sydney  #coffee 
"Airport road"
Oil on board, 33x33cm, 2014
Private collection Hong Kong
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"Airport road"
Oil on board, 33x33cm, 2014
Private collection Hong Kong
http://www.saatchiart.com/ashleyfrost

— 2 weeks ago with 95 notes
#art  #design  #delish  #coffee  #dinasour 
Plen air painting looking out to Sydney North and South Heads.
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Plen air painting looking out to Sydney North and South Heads.
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— 2 weeks ago with 31 notes
#art  #smoke cigarette  #design  #artists on tumblr 
"Three Mics"
Oil on board, 45x82cm, 1992
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"Three Mics"

Oil on board, 45x82cm, 1992

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— 3 weeks ago with 9 notes
#mic  #art  #design  #coffee  #smoke cigarette 
"Punch"
Oil on board, 32x29cm, 1998
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"Punch"

Oil on board, 32x29cm, 1998

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— 3 weeks ago with 9 notes
#art  #punch  #coffee  #cigarrete 
"Grown Men at Play"
Oil on board, 99x99cm, 1997
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"Grown Men at Play"

Oil on board, 99x99cm, 1997

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— 3 weeks ago with 15 notes
#art  #figure  #men 
Anonymous asked: I noticed you mostly do scenic paintings and i'm curious if you woud ever paint people.


Answer:

I love painting portraits and people. I will post some work soon. I have begun a series of painting portraits of some of my Tumblr followers and those I follow. I like the idea of a body of work arising from Tumblr, it’s such a creative space.

— 3 weeks ago with 2 notes
Anonymous asked: How did you come to find your style? And who are the artists that inspired you?


Answer:

I think I was slightly OCD art art school… I insisted on not looking at other artist’s work as much as possible with the express aim of finding my own style. I worked through an abstract expressionist stage for about 3 - 4 years, and reflecting on this now I see that helped me develop an acute sense of the surface of a painting. It also developed a love of paint, the thick textual, colourful, immediate properties of paint. Once out of art school I opened up to the influences of other artists and my immediate environment.

My subject influences are from my immediate surroundings of inner city Sydney, regular trips to New York and Melbourne. 

Artists that I find inspiring in terms of both their work and practice include: Van Gogh, Paul Cezanne, Richard Diebenkorn, Frida Carlo, Peter Booth,Tracey Emin, The Group of Seven artists from Canada, The Heidelberg School, Odd Nerderum, Kevin Connor, Bill Henson, Nicholas Harding, Georgia O’Keeff, Author Boyd, Rachel Whiteread, Philip Guston, Lucian Freud and Xu Wang.

— 3 weeks ago with 8 notes
corruptional asked: Your paintings are spectacular, I love your work


Answer:

Thanks for the note, it’s always a big lift for me when people say they like my work, cheers,
Ash.

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"There is a dark side to everything"
Oil on board, 16x16cm, 2010
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Quote and title Prince

"There is a dark side to everything"
Oil on board, 16x16cm, 2010
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Quote and title Prince

— 3 weeks ago with 45 notes
#prince  #dark  #art  #coffee  #love 
"Weather forecast for tonight; dark"
Oil on board, 16x16cm, 2011
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Quote and title George Carlin

"Weather forecast for tonight; dark"
Oil on board, 16x16cm, 2011
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Quote and title George Carlin

— 3 weeks ago with 20 notes
#george carlin  #art  #let's play 
"When you’re green you’re growing. When you’re ripe you rot"
Oil on board, 16x16, 2012
Quote and title Ray Kroc
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"When you’re green you’re growing. When you’re ripe you rot"
Oil on board, 16x16, 2012
Quote and title Ray Kroc
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— 3 weeks ago with 18 notes
#green  #ray kroc  #art 
"Newtown, an old town"
Oil in board, 16x16cm, 2007
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"Newtown, an old town"
Oil in board, 16x16cm, 2007
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— 4 weeks ago with 15 notes
#art  #george costanza