Grounded

Ashley Wicks

A solo exhibition by Wellington artist Ashley Wicks.
11 October to 9 November 2019

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.

Learn more about Ashley Wicks by visiting his website.

The Duck Hunter, Ashley Wicks, Prismacolour pencisl/graphite on Bristol paper.

Selected Catalogue

Sold Works

Kotare (Kingfisher)

Polychromos and prismacolour pencils with graphite on Hahnemühle drawing paper, sold for $1,100

Kiwi Skulls

Graphite pencils on Bristol paper, sold for $300