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Ashley B. Holmes

Ashley B. Holmes creates paintings which explore and reflect psychological landscapes with a dual nature. The visual motives of the house or natural scenery recur in her works, creating spaces with opposite qualities and atmospheres, from pleasant and serene to disturbing and unnerving, often conveyed at the same time, and thus inviting or disquieting the viewer, or both. Her houses can be welcoming and or dangerous places, an expression of the idea that a home can contain all the emotional grey areas between a safe place or a secret war zone. Similarly, her natural sceneries are coloured with different feelings and emotions, and they can elicit  sadness and apprehension or peacefulness and calmness....

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