About Bernadette Ash


Bernadette Ash the artistI have spent almost all of my life making images, but the paintings are a long way from the early cool black, white and grey images on film which I made as a radiographer. Eventually, my need to paint compelled me to change direction so I resigned my post as Superintendent Radiographer at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London and went to art school, first to the Byam Shaw then to Camberwell School of Art.

27 years ago I moved to Somerset and this landscape, which is so rich, is central to my work. Abstracting from landscape and still being tied by it's immense visual impact is a constant challenge. During the recent abundance of summers, colour and the hotter side of the palette have become of increasing importance in the work, especially in landscape.

... Art Training ...

1973-74 Byam Shaw School of Painting
Foundation course

1974-77 Camberwell School of Art & Crafts
Graduating with
Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Fine Art (Painting)


... Group exhibitions ...

Royal Academy
Highgate Fine Art......New Contemporaries
New English Art Club...Thackeray Gallery
Royal West of England Academy


... One man exhibitions ...

Woodlands Art Gallery, London

Scottish Houses Museum, Veere, Netherlands

Leighton House, Kensington, London

The Highgate Gallery, London

Highgate Fine Art at Patisserie Valerie, Kensington

Dillington House, Ilminster, Somerset

The Highgate Gallery, London

Somerset Art Week, West Somerset

Somerset Art Weeks

Somerset Art Weeks

Highgate Fine Art, London

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