David Ashley | Artist + Photographer

I’ve pursued art, in all its different forms, for most of my life. Always keen to try something new, I’ve worked in a variety of mediums, from traditional pen & ink, to watercolour, pastels, pyrography, and encaustic art.

In 2000, I founded the ‘Outrageous T-Shirt Co’, supplying local gift shops and markets with novelty items featuring cartoon characters I created.

2005 saw the move to my Fremantle studio as a landscape artist, where I used my own photographs of coastal scenes as inspiration. I had the privilege of selling my artwork to tourists from across the globe.

After a while, though, I longed for time outdoors, discovering remote places and wildlife. It was time for a change, and over the last few years, my love of nature and exploration has seen me favour photography. Now, it consumes most of my free time.

At any opportunity, I can be found up in the hills, out in the bush or on an isolated piece of coastline, either waiting for the start or witnessing the end of another day.