Acclaimed Australian artist, Ashleigh Manley, renowned for his dynamic original watercolour works, has been painting professionally for over 40 years. A master watercolourist, Ashleigh has also expanded his portfolio to include hand stencilled silk screen prints, etchings as well as acrylics on canvas.
From the brilliant earthy reds of Central Australia, to reflections on the Venetian canals, Ashleigh’s inspiration is drawn from his extensive travels abroad. Since securing a Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Art, he has won numerous awards and held over 50 one man exhibitions in Australia and around the world.
Touring in solo exhibitions internationally, Ashleigh is painting and exhibiting with an ever increasing vibrancy and excitement. He has developed a keen following of art collectors and investors, and in addition to exhibiting, Ashleigh also produces special commissioned works for public display as well as private collections.
Throughout his prolific career, Ashleigh has opened five galleries selling only his works as well as being guest at some of the world’s most prestigious art galleries and being artist-in-residence at Ayers Rock for the past 19 years where his annual residency is always eagerly awaited.
The move to Hervey Bay with wife Kate, in April 2013 resulted in the new gallery and studio space on the Esplanade where Ashleigh’s works continue to diversify and bring a new found excitement to the viewer. From the shimmer of dawn over the Bay to glorious tropical sunsets, an Ashleigh Manley painting is an evocative invitation to enjoy this talented artist’s truly original and distinctive style.
2014 - Artist in Residence, Ayers Rock Resort - Desert Oak Studio
2013 - Dubai, Artinhouse Gallery
2013 - Gallery & Studio Launched, Hervey Bay, Queensland Australia
2013 - Artist in Residence, Ayers Rock Resort - Desert Oak Studio
2012 - Dubai, Artinhouse Gallery
2012 - Cyprus, Hilton Hotel
2012 - Malta, Hilton Hotel
2012 - Artist in Residence, Ayers Rock Resort - Desert Oak Studio
2011 - Dubai, Artinhouse Gallery
2011 - Artist in Residence, Ayers Rock Resort - Mulgara Gallery
2011 - Sydney
2010 - 365 travelling exhibition - full year
2009 - Ashleigh Manley Studio Gallery pop-up gallery, Redland Bay
2009 - Artist in Residence, Ayers Rock Resort - Mulgara Gallery
2008 - Artist in Residence, Dunk Island, Queensland
2008 - Artist in Residence, Ayers Rock Resort - Mulgara Gallery
Solo Galleries opened 1992 - 2007
Ashleigh Manley Studio Gallery Sanctuary Cove
Ashleigh Manley Studio Gallery Marina Mirage
Ashleigh Manley Studio Gallery Brisbane
Ashleigh Manley Studio Gallery Surfers Paradise, Elkhorn Avenue
Ashleigh Manley Studio Gallery Surfers Paradise, Orchard Road
Ashleigh has also exhibited through Great Britain, Europe, USA, Canada, Japan, Dubai, Australia and is held in private & corporate collections globally.
AWARDS & MAJOR COMMISSIONS
Represented in the collection of King Carlos of Spain; Represented in the collection of HRH Princess Anne; Represented in the collection of Stefan Edberg; Commissioned work - Seven Arrowfield Award Winning Wine Labels; The Duchess wine label; Pennington Street Hospital - mural 45sq.m.; Represented Jimeji Exhibition - Japan; Gaetjens - mural 15sq.m.; Silver Award - Art Directors Club (1987); Pepper Studios - mural 60sq.m.; Commission Babtist Theological College Chapel - Mural 24sq.m.; Selected to produce all associated artworks for Grand Prix Adelaide promotion (1985 - 1992); Awarded Burnside Council Jubilee Art Prize (1986); Awarded Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts (1983); Awarded West Lakes Watercolour Prize (1981); Represented Australian Watercolour Institute Exhibition (1978, 1986); Represented in Blake Prize, Sydney (1975); Best piece exhibited, Royal S.A. Society of Arts Gallery, Adelaide (1973).