'I am interested in the way memory informs image making. I draw from a personal stock of impressions to make sense of them through painting. My early years as a child spent in South America and Southern California feed into my use of bold colour, as well as subjects that centre around water and the ocean.'
'The Ashley Amery paintings are wonderful – they utterly lift my spirits. I am particularly drawn to the flow of water in some of them, and the combined sense of motion and lightness and joy of the natural world. They really resonate with some of what I love and value most in the world. Some capture the joy and wonder of our own experiences on pristine coral reefs, moreso than any photograph, film or painting I’ve ever seen. And certainly not literally, but instead enriching them with human spirit.'
- Marvin Wickens