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Michele Ashby


With a passion for pastels and a love of narrative, whether painting a portrait or still life, Michelle Ashby's attention to detail and meticulous mark making help to make the ordinary extraordinary. With her design background she understands the importance of strong composition, lighting and crop within her work.

Her work has earned many accolades since becoming a full-time artist. In 2016 she exhibited at venues such as The National Arts Club in New York, The Butler Institute of American Art in Ohio, The Zhou B Art Center in Chicago, as well as with several Art Societies at The Mall Galleries. Her works have been featured in international publications including the Pastel Journal, Pratique Des Arts, Artists and illustrators Magazine, The Artist Magazine and Portraits for NHS Heroes.

Michelle enjoys working from life as well as from her own photo references. She tries to draw everyday and attends regular portrait and life drawing classes. She works from her studio in Suffolk.

Having graduated with a BA (Hons) Degree in Graphic Design, Michelle forged a successful career leading to running her own business in the same subject for many years. In her relatively short career as an artist she has had many successes by way of prizes, competitions, exhibitions and publications.

Michele Ashby

New Ashgate Gallery
Waggon Yard, Farnham GU9 7PS

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