Carly Ashdown Contemporary/Figurative Artist – M P Gallery

Carly’s earliest memories are of picking up a pencil and drawing pictures of people. Carly was fascinated by human interaction and as a child these imaginative sketches were her way of processing the world around her. They helped her understand the world and her place in it, and creating the illusionary quality of movement allows her to experience a feeling of release.

After completing an Art and Design degree focusing on film and photography, Carly went onto enjoy a flourishing career in television, working for organisations such as the BBC and Channel 4. But eventually Carly’s instinct to draw and paint deposed her previous career path, and she began to hone her skill. She soon became fascinated by what paint is capable of and its ability to seduce the viewer through illusion.

From a very young age, Carly was fascinated by human interaction and the nature of being human which has influenced her work in many ways as she started training in psychotherapy at the Tavistock and volunteered at Mind in London. As she followed her desire to understand the human experience, exploring how we come to understand ourselves, the world around us, and the idea of personal transformation, it fed into and supported the development of her art.

“What unifies us is an inner beauty which we all share and that’s really at the heart of my work.”

One of her greatest artistic influences is Jackson Pollock who pioneered the unique technique of drip painting, and a similarly abstract style can be seen in Carly’s work, integrated with figurative painting.

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  • Taken (Original) by Carly Ashdown

    £2,500.00

    Taken (Original) by Carly Ashdown

    “Taken” is the latest release from Carly Ashdown who is becoming one of the most popular artists around due to the nature of her images, mediums and expression used in the creation of her pieces.…


  • Dusk by Carly Ashdown Original to 2018 Limited Edition Release

    £2,950.00

    Dusk by Carly Ashdown Original to 2018 Limited Edition Release

    Dusk Original to 2018 Limited Edition Release from Carly Ashdown who is becoming one of the most popular artists around due to the nature of her images, mediums and expression


  • Meeting One’s Self – Original by Carly Ashdown

    £2,500.00

    Meeting One’s Self – Original Acrylic by Carly Ashdown

    Carly Ashdowns’ paintings are a celebration of life. Imaginative, expressive, dynamic and vibrant. Drawing upon the deeply felt but unnameable experience of being alive, Carly uses paint and other media to


  • Dusk by Carly Ashdown

    £381.28£550.00

    Dusk by Carly Ashdown
    DUSK
    This was a wonderful process of adding colour and detail in the right way at the right time to create a strong, reflective pose of a powerful and wise woman. I have a sense of …


  • Storm Rising by Carly Ashdown

    £381.28£550.00

    Storm Rising by Carly Ashdown
    STORM RISING
    For me, this represents power and strength. The layering of the colours – which defines the piece adds texture and brings a depth to the image – hints towards the process and journey …


  • Choices – Original by Carly Ashdown

    £2,500.00

    Choices – Original Acrylic by Carly Ashdown

    Carly Ashdowns’ paintings are a celebration of life. Imaginative, expressive, dynamic and vibrant. Drawing upon the deeply felt but unnameable experience of being alive, Carly uses paint and other media to create a


  • Sweet Surrender by Carly Ashdown

    £950.00

    Sweet Surrender by Carly Ashdown
    Carly’s earliest memories are of picking up a pencil and drawing pictures of people. As a child, she was fascinated by human interaction and these imaginative sketches were her way of processing the world around


  • Rise by Carly Ashdown

    £381.28£550.00

    Rise by Carly Ashdown
    Carly’s earliest memories are of picking up a pencil and drawing pictures of people. As a child, she was fascinated by human interaction and these imaginative sketches were her way of processing the world around her. …


  • Lion Heart by Carly Ashdown

    £381.28£550.00

    Lion Heart by Carly Ashdown
    Carly’s earliest memories are of picking up a pencil and drawing pictures of people. As a child, she was fascinated by human interaction and these imaginative sketches were her way of processing the world around …