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Tom Ashbourne


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About Tom Ashbourne

In 2020, I was elected to Sculptors Society of Canada (SSC) and Society of Canadian Artists (SCA), the only Canadian artist with both of these prestigious designations. I am truly honoured to be recognized as a “DESTIG BEST ARTISTS OF 2020”. DESTIG is a UK-based magazine that showcases design, art and travel from around the world.

I am the only sculptor ever awarded a Jurors’ Choice Award, for my sculptures “Georgia” and “Celestial” at Art in the County, a premier juried art exhibition.

Sculpture provides a unique challenge to create images and shapes from materials that initially convey no discernible image or form. Essentially a sculptor creates something from nothing. Unlike most art forms, stone sculptures is “reductive”, created by removing materials. As I work with the stone, it slowly reveals the image within, an expression of its essence and how the stone aspires to show its true self.

My stone sculptures are unique images that convey sensuality, tension, power, beauty and intimacy through my work. Sculptures are a complex, unique, and interpretive art form. Their sculpted shapes exist as an extension of the artist’s vision. My sculptures are abstract, inviting each viewer to experience the piece within their personal context, interpreting its meaning according to their own desires.

My technical knowledge comes from training under two renowned Canadian artists: sculptor, David Boorne and painter, Barbara Whelan. They taught me to freely explore my ideas and style, embrace experimentation, and be myself with stone.

Sculpting is a solitary but rewarding art form. Each day brings innovative ideas, experiences, and successes. As an art lover and collector, my cherished collection of diverse sculptural pieces are a source of inspiration.

Please come and some spend time at my Studio and Gallery in beautiful Prince Edward County, talking about art and enjoying my sculptures.

See The Work

Tom Ashbourne Gallery

17009 Loyalist Parkway, Wellington

647.391.4515 | 416-452-4635

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