I first came across Ashley Wood's artwork in volume one, number four issue of Swallow, an illustration catalogue. I'm really inspired by his work; from what I've seen he mostly deals with oil paints. Some say his style is like that of an expressionist's, for most of his paintings include distorted/blurry images, sometimes the subject matter gets lost in his layering, and brush strokes. The image I chose to present doesn't really communicate that exactly. This is one of his cleaner works in my opinion. What I enjoy most from this piece and most of his other pieces is his color-palette, and the shapes and forms he creates. I especially enjoy the cylinder-like robot to the right of the image; it looks like a wine cork or something.
The monochromatic, sepia-like palette gives off an antique photo effect that makes the image sort of look like an old war photo, except with robots. While I admire his technique and style, I'm not particularly a fan of his subject matter. He chooses to paint mostly robots, and nude women. Now, while I'm not saying that I don't like nude women in art, I do get a little tired of robots. But I think pretty much all of his designs are unique and well crafted.
Here's a link to his website, definitely check out his work, http://www.ashleywoodartist.com/