Ashley HOLD

William Ashley HOLD

Hold was born in Cornwall and gained his Fine Art degree from Falmouth College of Art. His first one-man show was mounted at Falmouth Art Gallery in 1997, and he has shown regularly with the NSA. In 1998 he received a regional award for Cornwall in the Hunting Art Prize, and his portraits have been exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery (BP Portrait Exhibitions).

Hold exhibited with the Penwerris Community Arts Group and also showed work in mixed exhibitions at the Newlyn Orion Gallery, becoming a member of the NSA. He has exhibited in London, Oxford, and other venues. He took part in the Falmouth Connections exhibition in 1994 and a self portrait of the artist brushing his teeth is in the Falmouth Art Gallery collection. Another painting is in the art collection of University College Falmouth (UCF).


Painter of portraits, murals and figures in landscape

works and access

Access to works: Mural, Truro School; Self Portrait, Brushing My Teeth (1994) (Falmouth); Karen (1999) (UCF)


Penwerris Community Arts Group

Falmouth Art Gallery Falmouth Connections 1994



NSA 1995


Buckman (2006) Dictionary of Artists in Britain since 1945

Hardie (1995) 100 Years in Newlyn: Diary of a Gallery;

Public Catalogue Foundation (2007) Oil Paintings in Public Ownership in Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly p16 illus, p58 illus