Ashley Bryant was born in Derby, and lived in the nearby village of Allestree where he became acquainted with the River Derwent. He now lives in Essex where he and his wife run an arts centre, specialising in arts courses for adults. His paintings and prints are distributed world-wide, and he has held exhibitions as far afield as Japan. He has produced artwork for BBC television and is currently involved in the production of videos and books on painting techniques.
sensitively captured by the artist. The place of the river in the history of industry is remembered too - World Heritage Status has been proposed for one of the stretches