Wodi Wodi Track
dimensions72 x 72
mediumoil on linen
Stella Downer Fine Art (Sydney)
Artist Statement & Bio
I draw inspiration from the unique landscape of the Illawarra escarpment that hugs the coastline from Waterfall to the Shoalhaven. I like to work directly and en plein air which enables me to capture the light and essence of a place through paint. I often use an impasto method to shape the nuances of light and form. This painting is of the Wodi Wodi Track on the escarpment above Stanwell Park, named after the original custodians of the land in this area; who I acknowledge give thanks to, for allowing me to live and paint in this special place. Ashley Frost is a graduate of the National Art School. His career as an artist and educator spans 25 years with exhibitions in Australia and abroad including New York, Tokyo, Guangzhou and Hong Kong with works acquired for regional galleries and private collections. In 2004 he won the Kings Art Prize, the Hills Art prize 2018 and 2017Mosman Art Prize Viewer's Choice. He has been a finalist in a number of art prizes since 1998 including most recently the Mosman Art Prize 2020, the Kedumba Drawing Award 2020, the Archibald Prize 2017, Paddington 2004 & 2018, Adelaide Perry 2016, Plein Air Prize and Gallipoli Prize 2018.