Ash Leslie is an abstract artist based on the coast South of Sydney. An intuitive self taught painter, her work can be characterised by a multi-layered style with soft brushwork and earthy colour palette.

Driven by her interest in memory and the subconscious, Ash is primarily inspired by the natural world, evident in the landscape quality of her work.

She works primarily with acrylic on canvas and is drawn to explore the materiality of paint through first washes and stains forming the abstract impressions of remembered landscapes. The result is emotive works which invite the viewer in with a sense of intrigue.

Ash's work has been featured in a range of exhibitions around Victoria and New South Wales including The Paddington Art Prize in 2022 where she was the recipient of the gallery award, regular showings at Saint Cloche in Paddington, and most recently a solo exhibition with The Design Files in Collingwood, Melbourne. 


Photographs courtesy of Jessica Bellef  



Self Represented Solo Show 'Shadow Memory' June 2024 

The Design Files Solo Show 'Little By Little' April 2024

Saint Cloche Solo Show 'The Sky's Lullaby' January 2024

Gallery Jones 'Nature Bathing' Group Show December 2023

The Design Files Collect Group Show ‘Friends & Faves’ October 2023  

Wollongong Art Gallery Finalist ‘Flow Art Prize’ September 2023  

AK Bellinger Gallery Group Show ‘Modern Love’ August 2023  

The Design Files & Saint Cloche Group Show ‘Point to Point’ June 2023

Saint Cloche Solo Show ‘Fundamental Needs’ June 2023  

Defiance Gallery Group Show ‘Works On Paper’ March 2023  

Nock Art Foundation Queenstown Residency  

Defiance Gallery Group Show ‘Summer Show’ January 2023  

Brunswick Street Gallery Group Show ‘Here On In’ January 2023  

Brunswick Street Gallery Group Show ‘Feast’ December 2022  

Paddington Art Prize Finalist, Gallery Award Winner October 2022

Rainbow Studios and Hunter & Folk Group Show October 2022  

Curatorial Co Group Show ‘Darlings’ December 2021  

Noel & Gladys Solo Show ‘Canvas To Cloth’ September 2020  

Verb Syndicate Solo Show ‘Colour Story’ February 2020  

Scarborough Art Group Show Fundraiser 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022, 2023