Ashley Frost

Mosman - Through the Bush

6 February - 10 March 2018

A return to a familiar place yields rich results in light and movement for ASHLEY FROST.

From autumn through to early spring this year ASHLEY FROST spent time on Mosman shore reflecting and responding to the beauty of the iconic view that has drawn many painters to its surrounds including Arthur Streeton. In this series FROST references Streeton’s panoramic format to explore the transition of light across the horizontal plane.

FROST attended school close by to the Mosman waterfront at Milsons Point. He remembers compulsively sketching the Opera House during his Latin classes, and at 15 travelled on the Mosman Bay ferry to his first job in Sydney’s CBD. Since then he has been painting Sydney Harbour continuously throughout his career.

During his time FROST created a number of studies including around the Mosman artist camps of Sirus Cove. From his time there he writes, “The wonderfully preserved bush around the camps takes on an almost mystical quality in the late afternoon light. The low sunlight of a winter afternoon, while fleeting, can illuminate large sections of the bush, colouring swathes of trees, forest floor and rocks.”

This focused attention to the movement of light at dusk and dawn captures the signature Australian light at its most ephemeral. The movement of light reflected between the sky and the sea is almost blurred at these in-between hours. From the shore to the sea, FROST pushes his practice to play between vistas of the harbour, and his up close, encounters with the chaotic movement of the bush and scrub. There is an excitement to the bush studies, created in situ, the movement of light, line and tone exude an intensity of the artist’s encounter.



Ashley Frost - South head from Middlehead 2017
Ashley Frost
South Head from Middle Head
oil on linen
81 x 104 cm
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Ashley Frost Brage off Whiting Beach 2018
Ashley Frost
Barge off Whiting Beach
oil on board
50 x 50 cm
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Ashley Frost
Viola on the Rocks
oil on board
50 x 50 cm
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Ashley Frost Taronga Zoo Small Ferry
Ashley Frost
Taronga Zoo Small Ferry
oil on board
16 x 64 cm
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Ashley Frost Taronga Zoo Ferry 2017
Ashley Frost
Taronga Zoo Ferry
oil on board
16 x 64 cm
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SOLD
Ashley Frost - Eastern Suburbs Study 2017
Ashley Frost
Eastern Suburbs Study
oil on board
16 x 64 cm
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Ashley Frost
Middle Head Fort and Flora
oil on linen
40.5 x 51 cm
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Ashley Frost
Tree Study Mosman
oil on board
40 x 40 cm
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Ashley Frost - Cremorne Point Lighthouse from Sirius Cove 2017
Ashley Frost
Cremorne Point Lighthouse from Sirius Cove
oil on board
40 x 40 cm
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For Sale
Ashley Frost - Streeton's Coral Tree and Cremorne Point 2017
Ashley Frost
Streeton's Coral Tree and Cremorne Point
oil on board
40 x 40 cm
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SOLD
Ashley Frost Whiting Beach 2017
Ashley Frost
Whiting Beach
oil on board
40 x 40 cm
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Ashley Frost - View of the Spit from Middle Head
Ashley Frost
View of the Spit from Middle Head
oil on linen
30.5 x 40.5 cm
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Ashley Frost
View of Manly from Middle Head
oil on linen
30.5 x 40.5 cm
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For Sale
Ashley Frost - Middlehead Fort and Manly 2018
Ashley Frost
Middle Head Fort and Manly
oil on canvas
30.5 x 40.5 cm
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For Sale
Ashley Frost - Middlehead and the Eastern Suburbs 2017
Ashley Frost
Middle Head and the Eastern Suburbs
oil on board
16 x 48 cm
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Ashley Frost - Tug Boat and Barge off Middlehead
Ashley Frost
Tug Boat and Barge off Middle Head
oil on linen
25 x 35 cm
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Ashley Frost - Study of North Head from Middle Head
Ashley Frost
Study of North Head from Middle Head
oil on linen
25 x 35 cm
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For Sale
Ashley Frost - Middle Head Fort and South Head 2018
Ashley Frost
Middle Head Fort and South Head
oil on linen
25 x 35 cm
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For Sale
Ashley Frost - Eastern Suburbs from Sirius Cove 2017
Ashley Frost
Eastern Suburbs From Sirius Cove
oil on board
16 x 64 cm
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For Sale
Ashley Frost - Middlehead Study
Ashley Frost
Middle Head Study
oil on board
33 x 33 cm
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For Sale
Ashley Frost - Cargo Ship and Bush 2018
Ashley Frost
Cargo Ship and Bush
mixed media on paper
31 x 45 cm
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