Tom Ashbourne, SSC, SCA OSA

ArtistStatement

My sculptures exist as an extension of my artistic experiences. As a sculptor, I reveal the stone's essence and vision of its true self. My assemblage sculptures are conceptual designs in thought-provoking materials. My pieces are contemporary and abstract, inviting you to experience them within your own context and personal interpretation of their meaning.

Sculpting is a solitary but rewarding art form. Each day brings new ideas, experiences, and successes.My technical range and artistic abilities are continually evolving as I mature as an artist. Each unique piece lends me its confidence to continue to build my substantial portfolio.

As an art lover and collector, my interests are eclectic - an exploration of colours, shapes and textures. After a successful career as a corporate executive, I joined the artistic community as a sculptor, my favourite art form. I found my passion and myself in the world of fine art.

Professional Designations

SSC: In January 2020, the Sculptors Society ofCanada (SSC) honoured me as one of ~ 80 elected members, recognizing me as one of Canada's top sculptors. Founded over 90 years ago, SSC members are some of Canada’s best known and most successful sculptors. The Society’s mission is to exhibit and raise the profile of sculptors in Canada and internationally.

SCA: In April 2020 I was delighted to become an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA). The Society of Canadian Artists (SCA) is a national artists' organization founded in 1972 to foster and celebrate Canada's visual arts. SCA’s members are some of Canada's best and most committed traditional and new media artists.

OSA: In December 202 I was proud to become one of ~320 elected members of theOntario Society of Artists (OSA). OSA was founded in 1872, Canada's longest continuously operating society of artists. OSA is a professional association for visual artists living and working across Ontario to promote the visual arts through exhibitions, special projects, and arts advocacy. Members include many of Ontario’s best-known painters, sculptors, printmakers, and photographers. 

I'm a member of Prince Edward County Arts Trail, a collection of professional artists and a wide range of fine art; Prince Edward County Studio Tour www.pecstudiotour.com, a tightly knit group of PEC artists; and  Prince Edward County Arts Council (PECAC).

Awards

In December 2020 DESTIGMagazine honoured me with a prestigious award: "DESTIG BEST ARTISTS OF2020" with 10-page interview in their magazine. I was also featured in the magazine as one of "Today's Great Canadian Artists. "DESTIG is the fastest growing platform in the art world. With over a million loyal readers worldwide, including artists, collectors, galleries, read our interviews.” www.destig.com

In 2017 and in 2018, I was honoured with Juror's Choice awards for my sculptures "Georgia"and "Celestial" at Art in the County, the only such awards jurors for Art in the County have presented to a sculptor. 

Studio and Gallery
17009 Loyalist Parkway Wellington ON K0K 3L0 Canada
647.391.4515 | 416.452.4635
Tom@TomAshbourne.com

Hours: 

May to September, Noon to 6 pm daily,

October to April, Noon to 6 pm, Thursday to Sunday

Arts TrailPEC Studio Tour