Some of Asto’s quirky dachshund paintings. And they are in oil !
Inspired by his artist mother’s creativity, young Asto began painting before he began school
With Mum and Dad working long hours in their new business, Asto had plenty of time on his hands to create a childhood world of imaginative stories and characters for company.
Looking back on those days of innocence, Asto’s simple yet expressive “tongue in cheek” style sets about regaining the simplicities of lost childhood as seen through adult eyes.
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”