"Immersed in the landscape as an alchemist, MalcolmAshman extracts the confused colours to make them relive in purity"  Giancarlo  @Lando51  Twitter

I'm a multi-disciplinary artist working in painting , drawing, digital printmaking, photography and sculpture.


I am an academician at the Royal West of England Academy (RWA).  a member of the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) and the Bath Society of Artists.  

I exhibit in London and the south of England, including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the Threadneedle Prize, the Royal Watercolour Society, Bankside Gallery, London and the Derwent Drawing Prize.

Since 2015 I have been developing an ongoing collaborative narrative with Norwegian artist, Inger Karthum exhibiting in the UK and Norway.


Selected Solo Exhibitions


2014 Bath Contemporary

2011 Denise Yapp Contemporary Art

2008  Rowley Contemporary Art

2007  The Russell Gallery, London

2006  Brian Sinfield Gallery

2005  Beaux Arts Bath

2002  Thomas Plunkett Fine Art

1992  Victoria Gallery, Bath

1991  Nevill Gallery, Canterbury

1987  Nevill Gallery, Bath

1984  King's Circus Gallery, Bath



Selected Group Exhibitions


2019   The Jerram Gallery with Sarah Spackman

            Figures and Faces, Andelli Art, Wells

2018   The Derwent Drawing Prize, London and on tour.

           'Togetherness' with Inger Karthum, The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.

            David Simon Contemporary, Bath

            Twenty Twenty Gallery, Ludlow

            Transitions, Risør Kunstpark with Inger Karthum

            New Craftsman Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall.

2017 “Walking the Hills’ with Inger Karthum, Hole Artcenter at Galleri                   Klevjer, Norway

2017-19 The Royal Watercolour Society Competition, Bankside Gallery,                      London

2016,17,18  The Black Swan Open

2016  Bath Contemporary, ‘Walking the Hills’ with Inger Karthum

2016  The RWA at the Atkinson Gallery, Millfield.

2013,15,17 Drawn, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol 

2009-16  The Royal Society of Portrait Painters

2009 The Threadneedle Prize Exhibition

2007-16 Denise Yapp Fine Art

2006,10,12 The Holburne Contemporary Portrait Exhibition

2005-18 Brian Sinfield Gallery

2004-06 The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

2000-04 The South West Academy Exhibition

1999-2013  NEAC, Mall Galleries

1998-2018  ROI, Mall Galleries

1999-2018  RBA, Mall Galleries

1998-2000  Laing Art Competition

1996-2000  Black Swan Painting Competition

1983-2019  Royal West of England Academy



2019 'Body and Soul' - co-curator Stephen Jacobson RWA, The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

2020 'In the City' - co-curator Stephen Jacobson RWA, The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol



2019   The David Gluck Memorial Award, Royal Watercolour Society, London

2017  The Michael Harding Painting Award, RBA

          The Bath Society Prize, Victoria Gallery

          Cotswold Mounts Award, Royal Watercolour Society, London

2016  The Vametric Prize, Black Swan Open Arts Competition

          The Minerva Prize for Portraiture, Victoria Gallery

2009  The Bridge McFarland Solicitors Art Prize, ROI

2007  The Artist Magazine Award, RBA

2006  The Alan Gourley Memorial Award, ROI

2005  The Cedar House Gallery Award, NEAC

          The Cornelissen Prize, ROI

          The Andrew Brownsword Prize, Victoria Gallery

2004  The Davison Award, RBA

1998  Black Swan Painting Competition Public Choice Prize





The Royal West of England Academy (RWA)

Royal Society of British Artists  (RBA)

Bath Society of Artists





The Royal West of England Academy

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

The Marquis of Bath, Longleat House.

John Harvey of Bristol.

The Victoria Gallery, Bath.

Royal Bank of Scotland.






Fifty Wessex Artists. Evolver Books

Fabulous Beasts. Dragon’s World.

Through the Looking Glass. Dragon’s World

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Dragon’s World

French Fairy Tales. Dragon’s World

The True Legend of Prince Bladud.  Ashdown Press