A painter, photographer and qualified solicitor (a somewhat unusual combination) Ashley Cordwell decided that the urge to return to the Arts was undeniable whilst working in London and so began to sell some of his portfolio of photographs which he had accumulated throughout his travels. His style tends to focus on the unusual and interesting street scenes in Europe, South America and Northern Africa.
Born in 1988 in West Sussex, Ashley was raised in an artistic family. Having grown up surrounded by art it was only natural that Ashley would pursue this line of work. As a young boy, he would often copy other paintings at first using gouache and later progressing onto oil paintings by the time he was a teenager. Ashley’s bright contemporary landscapes invoke a naivety that he attributes to some of the naïve contemporary styles which he used to love as a boy. His paintings have sold all over the UK including to the musician Paul Weller.