Ashley has created a tranquil seascape here with an etching printed in colour. This composition shows boats moored on the beach with a distant background of the harbour and the cliffs beyond. The fine line detailing of the boats on the beach contrasts with the looser, more impressionistic rendering of the beach and the background of sea and sky. The subtle tones of yellows, blues and browns utilized throughout the image, create a sense of warmth and calm.
Ashley Bolch studied at the Maidstone College of Art, later becoming a print restorer for Craddock and Barnard. He lives in Hastings where he runs a print workshop. His work often reflects the English landscape around Kent and Sussex where he lives. He exhibits regularly and is renowned for his fine technique producing detailed prints of landscapes and buildings. He has exhibited regularly at the Zella 9 Gallery, The Graffiti Gallery, Hastings Museum, Rye Society of Artists, Editions Gallery (Australia) and the Portfolio Gallery (New Zealand).