About The Artist
Ashleigh Trim creates utterly unique, eye catching and mesmerising landscapes. Curating the world in her own form that pushes reality into another world of vibrant dreamscapes.
Ashleigh is currently studying fine art at Falmouth university.
I like the idea of Placelessness...
Removing the sense of place from a landscape, dissociating it from its details and themes and creating a surreal, dreamlike vision. This is what I aim for with my landscape paintings, I paint places which I am personally connected to emotionally and try to convey those emotions to the viewer using this surreal form. The idea that any one of my paintings could depict anywhere, at any point in time, and relate to anyone, is a driving force behind their creation.
I like to play with perspective. Adding or taking away certain physical elements, with a lack of detail, or by placing things into the painting without grounding them, leaving them floating in place. I become fascinated with movement, the shift of an object or the distortion of a reflective surface.
I paint with mostly oil on canvas, enjoying the fluidity of the marks I can gain from the paintbrush. I can use the paint to manipulate my ideas adding or changing as the painting unfolds. I also enjoy experimenting with a multitude of techniques, collage, photography, Photoshop, book making and binding, and works on paper. I continue to develop my style and further delve into the effective portrayal of my landscapes. My ideas are created as a physical object so you can reach out or hold these places in your hand.
I want to make people feel all consumed by the work. Travelling and festivals have sculpted how I see the world, and how to escape from its reality. Dreams and imaginary places, memories of where we have travelled are just as important as the real world.
Group Exhibitions/ Events
The Beat - Cardiff - Feb 2018
FOMO Falmouth Art Publishing fair - Falmouth Art Gallery - Sept 2017
1 of 2 Falmouth's second year Fine Art show - The Poly, Falmouth - 2017
Nautical - Fish Factory, Falmouth - 2016
Foundation Diploma Final Show - Alton College - 2015
The Contemporary Watercolour Project - The Maltings Museum, Farnham - 2014
Afive Magazine - Dec 2017
Average Art Magazine - Dec 2017
Wot is Art Magazine - Nov 2017
Art Maze Mag - Aug 2017 - http://artmazemag.com/ashleigh-trim/
Shortlisted for Artists Collecting Society Materials Prize - 2017
Winner of ADFAS Scholarship of Excellence - 2015