Archive for January, 2014

Comments Off

Rod Ashman Private View


2014
01.27

pv 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RA pv

 

The Private View on Thursday 23 January was very well attended and guests included teachers from other schools and friends and acquaintances of the artist.

Rod had worked with some of the Year 7 and 8 students at Churchdown School and the work produced was also on display in the Gallery.  Parents of the students were in attendance at the Private View.


head

 

 

The Head takes a keen interest!

Comments Off

Workshops with Rod Ashman


2014
01.17

DSCF7297DSCF7293 DSCF7294 DSCF7292

 

DSCF7301 DSCF7303 y7 with rod

Comments Off

Coursework Day


2014
01.17

DSCN2632 DSCF7276 DSCF7264 DSCF7262 DSCF7260 DSCF7255 Prada coursework day

Comments Off

Paint & Porcelain by Rod Ashman


2014
01.13

Rod Ashman lives in Cheltenham and was head of art and design at Pate’s Grammar School where he taught full time for over 38 years. He studied Fine Art at Wolverhampton, Cheltenham and Birmingham.

Recently retired Rod is now able to devote all his time to developing his own artwork. At present his main interest is landscape and seascape subjects. Various visits to Cornwall this year have provided him with inspiration for his latest paintings. Rod has been involved in many group exhibitions over the years and has also had a number of solo exhibitions.

“I try to express a feeling of what I see, an interpretation rather than a copy. I paint in a gestural way. The application of paint, the surface and mark making are all important.”

Many of his larger, freely painted works are derived from preliminary drawings. He is constantly experimenting and believes “it’s necessary to take risks in order to develop; I have to be confident enough to make mistakes, to rely on my emotional response and have the courage of my convictions.”