Skip to text
Home > Paintings > 2016 - Apples

From the Garden of Eden to Abbey Road and Silicon Valley, apples have been an
enduring motif for our cultural journey.

Like William Tell and Sir Isaac Newton before him, Ashley Smith, in this show, uses apples
to his own ends.

Some samples from this tasty crop may very well keep the doctor away - but, then again,
there could be something decidedly sinister under the skin of that rosy red apple being offered.


...promotional blurb

Deco Core

Deco Core

Bronze

Very pleased with this little guy.
Might pursue it further.
Year2015
Adam's Apple

Adam's Apple

Bronze

When I fine-tuned the wax for this
at the Puerto retreat, a lady sitting near me
recognised the physique as my own.
Year2015
Consumer

Consumer

BronzeYear2015
Eden Plaque

Eden Plaque

Bronze
Appeared in glass at
2013's KissKiss show.
Year2015
Tenants

Tenants

Cast GlassYear2015
Eve

Eve

Cast GlassYear2015
The Big Apple

The Big Apple

Acrylic on unprimed, unstretched canvas.
About 1.5m x 2m

The centre piece of my current 'Apples' show
at the Little River Gallery.
( Closes Aug 3 )
Year2016
The Last Good Apple

The Last Good Apple

This tree is outside my studio window
and we'd engaged in a slightly safer version
of this the day before I started painting.
Year2016
Royal Gala

Royal Gala

Such fun. ( For the Royals and me!)Year2016
Sir Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton

Year2016
Sunken Gold

Sunken Gold

Year2016
The Apple of his Eye

The Apple of his Eye

Year2016
An Apple a Day...

An Apple a Day...

A vintage treatment.
The shadowed, idyllic foreground
is a nod to Maxfield Parrish
and his odd 1900's stuff.
Year2016
Royal Gala

Royal Gala

Such fun!
( For them and me.)
Year2016
For all the Sleeping Beauties...

For all the Sleeping Beauties...

I must be mellowing. It's not 
a poisoned apple just one laced with
anaesthetic that the PM is offering.
They help the voters forget
that the orchard is blighted.
Year2016
An Apple for the Teacher

An Apple for the Teacher

As well as the apple thing,
this was a bit of a tribute piece
to George Martin who had just died.
Year2016
Peasgoodnonsuch

Peasgoodnonsuch

An apple with such a zany name
deserves a manic picture!
Year2016
Forbidden Fruit

Forbidden Fruit

This was going to be dead simple -
a little bloke under a tree - but it ran
away from me and wound up like the 
King of Siam's sunroom cushion.
Good though.
Year2016
Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

I painted his circuitry
with metalic silver paint
which looks interesting
as oblique light passes it.
Year2016
Philosophae Naturalis
Principia Mathematica

Philosophae Naturalis Principia Mathematica

Newton's law of gravity
seems to indicate that his head
found the apple as attractive as visa versa.
Year2016
Apple Blossom Ragtime

Apple Blossom Ragtime

Year2016