Tom Ashbourne, SSC, SCA

Award winner: DESTIG Best Artists of 2020

Tom Ashbourne has been recognized as one of the “Best Artists of 2020”, receiving aglobal award from DESTIG, a UK-based magazine. Their December 2020 edition features a charming 10-page interview with Tom and spectacular photos of his work. In their “Spotlight on Canada” edition, DESTIG recognizes Tom as one of “Today’s Great Canadian Artists” . With a circulation of more than 1 million, DESTIG presents the very best in art, design, and travel from around the world.

Artist Statement

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.

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.

My creativity was born from wonderful art I’ve enjoyed during my life, my fertile imagination, and deep appreciation of form, texture and colour. My technical expertise was learned through training and mentorship by two renowned artists and my cherished collection of sculptural pieces, collected throughout my years as a patron.

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 new piece lends me its confidence to continue to build my substantial portfolio.

In January 2020 I was proud to be elected to Sculptors Society of Canada (SSC), a prestigious group of Canada’s top 80 sculptors, with national and international reputations. In May, good fortune found me again and I was elected as a member to the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA), a national, non-profit artists’ organization dedicated to expanding the visibility and stature of the visual arts  In addition, I was juried into OSA’s 2020 Emerging Artists show and Artist Project 2020, both high-profile juried exhibitions.

I’ve shown at many galleries and successfully had my work accepted into every juried show I’ve entered. In 2017 and 2018 I was honored with Juror’s Choice awards for my sculptures “Georgia” and “Celestial” at Art in the County, a highly competitive show.

I continue to promote my work from my studio and gallery in Prince Edward County, a vibrant arts community. I’m am a member of Prince Edward County Arts Trail, Prince Edward County Arts Council (PECAC), and Prince Edward County Studio Tour and have a strong social media presence.

Sculpting is a solitary but rewarding art form. Each day brings innovative ideas, experiences, and successes. I hope you enjoy exploring my work and invite you to visit me at my studio and gallery in beautiful Prince Edward County.

Tom Ashbourne, SSC

Studio and Gallery
17009 Loyalist Parkway Wellington ON K0K 3L0 Canada
647.391.4515 | 416.452.4635


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