Forward thinking Central Saint Martins trained Fahion Designer turned Contemporary Artist Jamie Ashman graduated with a degree in Fashion Design and a lifelong interest in painting. He creates mainly portraits which break the mould with ideal and groovy Role Models most of whom have shaped culture and modernity in their day. Researching and editing the characters and painting from images sourced from the Internet; those who have helped to shape our culture and popular history. Both classical and non conventional in style and content he refers to Art history with these ‘Gods and Goddesses’ of Film, Rock and Roll and Fashion to create powerful, funky contemporary and slightly satirical images which look great in Private Collections in England and the US. With a fluid line and strong sense of colour, the iconic subjects identify the Zeitgeist that evolved ineach era.