Ashley is a self taught watercolour artist who had his first one man exhibition in 1989. He has exhibited in galleries such as Christeph, Ace of Arts, Saturn, Cambridge, Port, Spencer, O'Doherty Tower and others.
One of his commissions was for Chris Tarrant of "Who wants to be a Millionaire?" He won the Keys Cup on three occasions and was selected for the Laing exhibition. He was Chairman of L'derry Art Society for 5 years and opened a gallery and framing business.
A well known north west artist whose paintings are much sought after. Now living in Castlerock he has his own studio and is also painting in oils and acrylics. He is involved in several art clubs from the larger area and since retiring he is happy to take commissions in any medium.