Wellington artist Ashley Wicks is best known for his detailed drawings of some of our most cherished birds in their natural environment. Ashley says he has pursued many different subjects in his journey to becoming an artist, but the one constant has always been birds. Working in polychromos and prismacolour pencils with graphite on quality drawing paper, the detail and range of colour in Ashley’s birds is incredible.
Now Mitchell Studios is privileged to host Ashley Wicks’ first solo exhibition. GROUNDED is a collection of artworks from Ashley’s first year working full-time as an artist. The exquisite native birds are accompanied by a series of authentic “Kiwi Cowboy” studies, all inspired by his childhood spent in the beautiful Eastern North Island countryside of Tiniroto.
TOP IMAGE: LONG DAY, ASHLEY WICKS, GRAPHITE & BLACK PRISMACOLOUR PENCILS ON BRISTOL PAPER.
LOST AND FOUND, ASHLEY WICKS, PRISMACOLOUR PENCILS & GRAPHITE ON BRISTOL PAPER.
DUCK HUNTER, ASHLEY WICKS, PRISMACOLOUR PENCILS & GRAPHITE ON BRISTOL PAPER.