"I am currently working toward a solo show in February 2011. This show focuses on my studio as a domestic environment, taking its starting point from the era of Dutch Genre paintings. I am interested in the confined environment that I work in and the close interaction with my wife who also inhabits the space. I feel this introspective view of our life breaks down the barriers I had built up in my work and gives a very honest account of my reality."
"Artist Ben Ashton is holding an open studio during the Bloomsbury Festival this weekend. He has been preparing his upcoming show in Simon Oldfield Gallery's Bloomsbury Studio and you can visit it this weekend to learn about all his interesting ideas and gallery mock-up installations."
Watch this space, and follow @BenAshtonArt on Twitter for updates and announcements of live streaming studio access.