Ashley Baldwin-Smith - Cambridge Based Artist
Contemporary Painter and Sculptor
The fenland landscape is a recurring theme in my work, so much so that it has become a series in its own right. This is not surprising, as I spend so much of my time sketching, fishing and walking out in the fens. I like capture the wide openness but also the intimate scenes that people often overlook.
Much of my recent work is about conveying a personal feeling and understanding of the landscape but also to capture fleeting moments as the sky and colours change. Also, I am fascinated by the fenland skies that change so dramatically, one minute the scene can be misty silver - the next silhouetted against a golden sky.
My working method is normally about spending a long time absorbing and observing then working furiously to capture what I have seen and felt.