January 31 - February 6, 2021: Issue 481


Ashley Carlson Solo Exhibition at The Studio, Careel Bay Marina for february 2021

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 Ashley Carlson is the latest local artist to display her work at The Studio at Careel Bay Marina. People can check out her stunning interpretations of the Australian coastal landscape from February 5 and help support local cancer charity Dreams2Live4.

Last year was tough year for local artist Ashley Carlson. Ashley lost her job as the manager of a dental practice when the pandemic hit, but a silver lining emerged. The extra time gave her the opportunity to focus her energy on her painting. 

Fast forward a few months, and Ashley is now showcasing her work at the new hybrid art space at Careel Bay Marina, The Studio by Laing+Simmons Young Property.  

Ashley creates signature pieces depicting translucent aerial ocean photography and heavily textured seascapes from the Australian coast. 

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Her paintings will be on display from February 5 – 28, with a percentage of the sales to be donated to local charity Dreams2Live4.  

Dreams2Live4 is the only charity in Australia that makes dreams come true for adults living with metastatic cancer, relapsed lymphoma, relapsed leukaemia and advanced brain cancer. Over the years, the charity has helped cancer patients tick off their bucket lists organise their wedding, go hot air ballooning, join family reunions, take adventures to the reef and snow, and more - generating valuable smiles and happy memories.   

‘’When I found out about the work this charity does, I was blown away. Having worked in palliative care I know how hard life can be. A dream brings joy, hope and happiness back into people’s lives when they are at their most vulnerable. It is such a valuable charity to support,” Ashley said this week.  

The Studio is an initiative of local real estate business Laing+Simmons Young Property. It’s a community-focused hybrid space which also serves as the company’s office. 

Husband and wife team Matt and Amy Young are passionate about supporting local creatives and will continue to feature new exhibitions throughout the year.  

‘’The vision for The Studio is to be an engaging space for artists to exhibit their work to the community, to capture and celebrate the charms and culture of the Northern Beaches lifestyle,’’ says Amy. 

Ashley Carlson's collection is on display to the community at The Studio starting February 5 from 8am to 6pm, six days a week (Sunday hours vary). 

The Studio by Laing+Simmons Young Property is located in Careel Bay Marina at 94 George Street, Avalon. 

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