Having graduated with a BA (Hons) Degree in Graphic Design Michele Ashby forged a successful career running her own business in the same subject for many years. She made the leap to follow her dream of becoming a full time artist 6 years ago and hasn’t looked back. Michele is a Master Pastellist and Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, is a Master Circle Member of IAPS (International Association of Pastel Societies), an Associate Member of the Society of Women Artists, an Associate Member of the Society of Graphic Fine Artists, a Member of the Institute of East Anglian Artists and a Unison Colour Pastels Associate Artist.

Her work has earned many awards, and has been exhibited at such venues as The National Arts Club, New York, The Butler Institute of American Art, Ohio, the Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, Illinois as well as with several Art Societies at The Mall Galleries, London.

Michele’s contemporary realistic style has a strong narrative and a passion for light and shade.


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