Malcolm was elected as an Academician by the Royal West of England Academy (RWA) in 2016. He is also a member of the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA), the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) and the Bath Society of Artists.
Malcolm explains of his work; "I enjoy being in the landscape but it's the recollection of that experience which makes me a painter. Brief line drawings from observation are a starting point but the paintings are formed in the studio from memory and imagination."
"Ashman does not place figures within these paintings but as in all romantic visions it is the Landscape in relationship to the person that is pivotal to the work.” Ewan Robertson, Artist and Writer