Ashbourne graduated with a BA, Economics, University of Western Ontario and an MBA, University of Toronto – lead him to a successful career as a corporate executive. As an art lover and collector, he was encouraged to visit and join the art community. His creative passion working ‘hands-on’ lead him to the many tactile qualities of stone.
My sculptures exist as an extension of my artistic experience in an exploration of colours, shapes, and textures. For me – sculpture provides a unique challenge to create images and shapes from materials that initially convey no discernable image or form. Essentially a sculptor creates something from nothing. Unlike most media, stone sculptures are created by removing matter. My multi-dimensional stone offers the opportunity to convey sensuality, tension, beauty, and emotions. My pieces are contemporary and abstract. I prefer to reveal the stone’s essence and vision of its true self – inviting you to experience them within your own context, and personally interpret their meaning.