Carly Ashdown

Her desire to explore the nature of being human saw her train in psychotherapy at the Tavistock Institute in London and volunteer for the mental health charity, Mind. Symbolising themes of personal transformation and understanding, Carly’s powerful females dance across the canvas, revealing the ability of paint to seduce through illusion.

Inspired by artists like Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko, Carly uses splashes of colour to evoke a sense of movement. The calming colour scheme encourages tranquillity, while the flowing text and scribbles express deep emotions.

Carly says: “I feel that my pieces speak of the quiet place within us all, and the sense of serenity that we can lose connection with as we carry out our daily routines. My work offers a window into that world.”

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