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Ashley Frost / Past exhibition 3

Manly to Middle Head
© Tortoiseshell Gallery and Ashley Frost, Sydney 2020
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Ashley Frost

Manly to Middle Head

2015
oil on linen
50 x 50 cm
Coastal scenes have a significant presence throughout Ashley Frost’s works. Inspired by various perspectives across Sydney Harbour and the eastern suburbs, Manly to Middle Head was painted en plein air and captures the transition of light from late afternoon into dusk as seen looking south west to Middle Head with the Sydney CBD in the background. Bodies of water and their modulation of light also provide another dynamic aspect to Frost’s compositions and his deeper fascinations with colour and light at the convergence of day and night.

Ashley Frost

Ashley Frost is plein air landscape painter whose impasto compositions are inspired by the vibrancy of the sky and the transitions of light. Born in Sydney, Ashley Frost studied at the National Art School and did his PhD in Visual Arts at the University of Wollongong. Frost is a winner of Kings School Acquisitive Art Award and a finalist in the Mosman Art Prize, Waverly Art Prize and NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize. Frost regularly visits New York and the Antarctic.

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