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The Art Of Kevin Ash

Passion, Art and Motorcycles

By Johnny "Humble" White and Kevin Ash
6/18/2009 12:11:14 PM

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Drawing of an ex-con magazine editor from years past. Wonder where this criminal is hiding now?

Kevin Ash artwork has been circulating in the underground passageways of Bikernet for a while now. You may have noticed a piece here and there, usually placed strategically during the news, casual, precise, yet unfiltered. The images draw you in closer as you feel something from them. Pangs of the past, images sketched onto the gray matter, memories.

Jesse James collage capturing unique images from several photos and incorporating them into a vision.

His artwork transcends memories and experiences onto canvas, waking up the soul.

Bill Dodge flying through a blank landscape. I guess you can place the image wherever your imagination dares.

I asked the man himself how he started it all. Where did it begin?

While most kids are dreaming about taking off after school to find a girl, ride a bike, work on their car, Kevin Ash was sketching his dreams and fantasies into the margins of his homework where he grew up in Northhampton. Originally drawing surfer cartoons, he eventually moved onto pencil images of Frank Frazetta styled bikers and hot rods. He eventually moved to London, where he was employed as a pavement artist. Like most artists, he has continued to hone his craft, improving his skills and talents along the way.

I assumed he owned a bike, but was surprised to discover he does not. Strange considering his talent for capturing the biker’s soul in his artwork. Almost as if he’s captured the essence of it. He has a passion for everything two wheels…as long as it’s Harley based.

He claims his inspiration comes from the biker lifestyle. As he describes it, ” Freedom to live your life by your own rules.” The biker lifestyle coupled with rock and blues music. He claims he gets his musical kick from the work of Stanley Mouse and Rick Griffin.

“My artwork has been a lifetime passion - I can work in all mediums and paint / draw any image, with such a diverse client base ranging from tatooists to highly successful professionals. America is the market that appeals to me and it's where I would like to promote my work in the biker world.”

No bikes in this one, but still a beauty.

Each picture takes between 3 and 8 weeks depending on requirements. The attention to detail is second to none.

When I asked him about current projects, I was not surprised to find he was working several pieces. “I’m working on a commission that I received in California - its an oil painting. Also, an oil painting of a '49 pan head,” he shared with me.

For now it’s a part-time side gig, but he hopes to make this a full time profession.

Well Kevin, I know the readers here on enjoy your work. So I raise my glass to ya, you’re doing one hell of a job!

Keep your eyes peeled for future works from Kevin Ash. Peruse through the pics and soak in the medium. Be sure to check his website at: Check it out; he’s got an entertaining portfolio covering many different subjects, not just bikes. Be sure to let him know you saw his work and article at

There’s that evil bastard again! When I see this picture, I think of the biker riding through the desert in the movie Raising Arizona. Guys like this thug probably inspired the actor.

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Reader Comments

A talent my friend and drawing from your inner self , you can't buy that gift.
I love all the drawings on this site, now can't wait to meet you in person,
It was always a passion of mine at school.

Hope you get loads of work ,
All the best

Terry Morley
Milton Keynes , Bucks, United Kingdom
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Your arts are so excellent. I have admired by seeing it.

nizamabad, Andhra pradesh
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Editor Response Thanks, I'll pass this along.

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