Welcome to my website where you can browse and purchase my original artworks including photographs, watercolours, oils, acrylic on canvas and mixed media.


I am a retired full time firefighter of 26 years, ex military and a self-taught artist and I started painting seriously in 2019.

I am a former member of the Devon Art Society, Devon Artists Network and the Torbay Guild of Artists.

My paintings, drawings and artwork have been exhibited and sold through the Art of Watercolour Magazine Top 100 Readers Competition, Devon Open Studios, Oldway and Artizan Galleries, Torbay and through previous art society and solo exhibitions.

I am was a contestant in the televised Channel 5 Series 1, Watercolour Challenge TV show (aired in Jan and June 2022) and took part and painted en plein air on location in 5 Devon episodes (1 hour episodes) and I was the Winner of Episode 3 - Dartington Hall.

Notable achievements include:

- Feb-March 2022 Torbay Guild of Artists Our Wonderful World Art Exhibition, Torre Abbey Spanish Barn. Jane Urban Memorial Trophy Best Watercolour in show Highly Commended for Autumn Leaves.

- September 2022 Artizan Gallery Grant Winner - Devon Open Studios

- Issue 50 Art of Watercolour Magazine Readers Competition Top 100 - 2 paintings voted at No.4 and 6 (2023)

- Issue 53 Art of Watercolour Magazine Readers Competition Top 100 Winner. Pismo Beach CA voted No.1 (2024)

- Issue 54 Art of Watercolour Magazine Top 100 Winner Artists Feature (Summer 2024)


I attend regular online and on location en plein courses to continually improve my painting. Courses include:

August 2021-2023 - American fine art water-colourist Gary Tucker Advancing Watercolour Paris Courses. I have attended five 6-8 week advancing watercolour course via Zoom from Boston, USA
June 2023 - US Watercolor Master Andy Evansen, Fife, Scotland (1 week residential)

Art exhibition judging

I am available to visit and judge your local art society exhibition by appointment.

Previous judge at Brixham Art Society Annual Exhibition, Scala Hall. July 2023.


I undertake private commissions by appointment only and subject to a contract agreement/Terms and Conditions. A 50% non refundable deposit is required once a contract is agreed. Balance of the total cost to be paid on completion. Please use the Contact Form to enquire or email ashraddon@talktalk.net

Examples may be found in Gallery 5 of this website.


I am available to visit your art group/society to paint live in addition to discussing my style, technique in addition to any questions that you may have regarding my approach.

Painting subjects by agreement.

Typical demo's are 2 hours long including Q&A. Please use the Contact Form for more information.


I am available to visit your art group/society to demonstrate, discuss and support others who want to learn to paint with watercolours. It can be tailored to group or individual needs covering areas such as basic application of paint, mixing colours, choice of paints/palette, brush choice, tonal studies, composition, style, techniques, simplifying subjects, observation, drawing, painting from a photo or real life, as part of an informal workshop.

Typical workshops can be half day including student consolidation and Q&A. Please use the Contact Form for more information.

2023 workshops included Bovey Tracey and Dartmouth Art Societies (5-6 hours average).
2024 (Feb/March) 5 week voluntary art therapy workshop provided for the charity organisation Shekinah Mission, Torquay.

Live Music Photography

I am available to photograph live music events including bands, concerts, gigs and performing arts.

See Gallery 5 re: music album artwork for Ocean Colour Scene and Paul Weller's Steve Cradock's solo album release A Soundtrack to an Imaginary Movie.

High quality images can then be edited by myself in preparation for printing.


Feel free to have a look around and if you have any questions, please use the Contact Form or email ashraddon@talktalk.net

My website is currently under construction and is subject to future updates/amendments.

Also find me on Facebook 'Art by Ash' page and follow me on Instagram 'ashraddon' or Twitter.

NB - Some painting sizes are yet to added (update coming soon)

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Many thanks for visiting.