Simon Ashby SWAc
my hobby became a passion .........
years ago I was searching for a new creative outlet. I discovered painting and
never looked back. Self-taught, what started as a hobby quickly became a
passion. My route to this has simply been enthusiasm, dedication – and a lot of
practice. My work is conducted en plein air, using oils, watercolours and
acrylics. I’m lucky to live in East Devon and particularly love to paint the
Exe Estuary, Otter River and surrounds.
Travel provides a great deal of inspiration. A recent two-year journey around
France helped me to develop my technique. Now back at home I regularly exhibit
in local galleries and organise group and solo exhibitions. I am currently
working on a book of my landscapes and plan to offer tuition in the near