“I need to ‘be’ and ‘feel’ connected with my work, so often it has a sense of personal meaning that is based on my ‘story’ or ‘journey’.


Through my work I hope to communicate a sense of peace, beauty and rest that can be found in nature, when we allow ourselves to slow down and contemplate the beauty of the world in which we live.”


Ashley Hay was born in Scotland, although having migrated to Australia in 1969, she has always called Australia ‘home’. 

Since her early years Ashley has explored a diverse range of mixed media, developing an extensive visual language of alternative art surfaces and rich textures. 

Capturing a sense of ‘story’ and ‘place’ is the essence of Ashley's work. She approaches her imagery with a spiritual ethos composed in a contemporary expressionist style. Much of her work is an intuitive response to her surroundings and it’s her hope that the viewer connects with her story as they engage, relate to and are impacted by the imagery.

As well as maintaining her own art practice, Ashley is the Australian Importer for Powertex and a proud sponsor of the Wearable Art Mandurah Competition. She loves inspiring others to create and runs regular art workshops from her studio in Safety Bay.

BA Arts; Dip Ed; Cert IV Training & Assessment



2019            Tree Stories, Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery WA

2011             Share a Chardonnay, Dwellingup Arts Lab WA




2019             Impressions of Aotearoa, Lost Eden Creative, Dwellingup WA

2019             Mandurah Plein Air Artists Exhibition, Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery WA

2019             Vivid Gallery, WA

2018             CASM Collective, Mandurah WA

2017             CASM Collective, Mandurah WA

2016             Wearable Art Mandurah Showcase 

2014             Caravana, Rockingham Arts Centre, WA (Joint)

2014             Common Threads Wearable Art Showcase, ManPAC

2014             Mandjar Art Award, Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery WA

2010             Bassendean Visual Art Award, Cyril Jackson Recreation Centre

2010             Mandjar 9×5, Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery,MPAC

2010             Rockingham Regional Art Award,Gary Holland Centre Rockingham

2010             Mandjar Art Award, Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery, MPAC




2011              Four Art Panels (1800×1200), Parkdean Holiday Parks, Scotland, UK




2011-             Australian Importer of Powertex Art Supplies 

2011-             Facilitator of Art Workshops throughout Australia

2017-2019    Judge Wearable Art Mandurah WA

2017-2018    President Mandurah Plein Air Artists



2018             Plein Air Painting Trip, Christchurch, NZ (7 Days)

2016             Leon Holmes Masterclass, Perth, WA (12 months)

2016             Brigitte Grade Art Studio Workshops, Belgium (10 Days)

2016             Plein Air Painting Trip, Uzes, France (14 Days)

2014             Brigitte Grade Art Studio, Belgium (International Train the Trainer)

2012             Artist in Residence, Boddington CRC

2011              Artist in Residence, Dwellingup Arts Lab