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Artistry by Ashlea

Portrait Artist in Bournemouth

Portrait sketches that capture the essence of your friends, family and pets.

Ashlea James is an artist and writer from Poole who offers affordable commissioned portraits and sketches. Whether you want a piece of wall art that is both personal and contemporary, or you want to give a portrait sketch as a gift to a loved one, Ashlea can create a bespoke piece of art that can hang in pride of place in your home and/or office.

Ashlea graduated from the Arts University Bournemouth in 2008 with a diploma in Art and Design. Since then she has gained her degree in English and Creative Writing from the University of Winchester. She has exhibited at various venues including the Pinewalk Art Exhibition, and has offered commissioned paintings and drawings since 2009 to a diverse clientele.

Getting the ball rolling is quick and easy...

Nowadays we all have access to smartphones and cameras that can take great high resolution photographs. So, if you want to get an artistic portrait done of your pet, friend or relative then just ping an image across via your phone, tablet or computer to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Completion usually takes 2 weeks, so be sure to allow this amount of time if your commission is a gift for someone.

Commissioned Artwork in Bournemouth

As a freelance artist in Bournemouth and Poole Ashlea offers fixed priced sketches and watercolour portraits. Using a high-resolution photograph of your subject, Ashlea will work to produce a realistic image that you can frame.

  • A3 sketches - £40.00 - £60.00
  • A3 Sketches Framed - £60.00 - £80.00
  • Prices apply to all subjects - Pet, Person

Memorial portraits are a great way to keep the memory of a loved one alive. If you have a photograph of a family member or friend that you adore but keep hidden away in a drawer for fear that it will get damaged, then why not give it pride of place and redesign it as a bespoke piece of art? Nothing says that you love someone like investing in an artistic and personal depiction of him or her.

Using either vibrant watercolours or soft sketch pencils, Ashlea can create a detailed, artistic and celebratory image for you. Email her today at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Pet Art in Bournemouth

Capture the likeness of your pet in an artistic pet portrait.

If you have a beloved pet that you can't imagine life without, then why not celebrate them and capture their likeness and character in a portrait? From horses to cats, and dogs to hamsters, Ashlea can create a bespoke pet portrait for you. Email her today at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

What I can do for you...

'Everyone is different, which makes each sketch unique and personal. I make it my aim to capture the subjects' character and likeness, using quality materials and detailed drawings. This in turn allows me to create a great piece of art that can be looked at and celebrated for many years to come.

Be sure to get in touch if you would like to see more portfolio examples. I would love to hear from you - Ashlea.'

Artistry by Ashlea – Commissioned sketches and watercolours in Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset. Specialsing as a portrait artist in Bournemouth, as a watercolour artist in Bournemouth, sketch artist in Bournemouth and pet portrait artist in Bournemouth.

Telephone: 07774310956

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Twitter: @ArtistrybyAsh

Free consultations are available prior to booking.

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