Unison Colour welcomes Michele Ashby as an Associate Artist

With a very successful career in Graphic Design, I have recently found the perfect work/life balance in a new career as an artist.

I have a BA (Hons) degree in Graphic Design and forged a successful career including running my own business for roughly 25 years. More recently I started to use pastels, loving the vibrancy and immediacy of colour and was hooked.

As well as being juried into the Pastel Society of America’s Enduring Brilliance Exhibition, NYC and winning the Chartpac Inc. Mussini prize for distinctive accomplishment in pastel, I have recently gained signature member status with the Pastel Society of America.

I have been selected or preselected by four London Art Societies; The Pastel Society, The Royal Society of Marine Artists, the Society of Women Artists as well as the Society of British Artists at the Mall Galleries, London. I also won Best in Show at the Institute of East Anglian Artists.

I have a penchant for contre-jour and chiaroscuro dramatic lighting effects. My style is detailed with a passion for contemporary realism.

Blog posts relating to Michele Ashby

Michele Ashby 1

From Graphic Designer to Pastel Artist

Making the jump to become a professional artist just over 5 years ago never in my wildest dreams could I ever have thought so much would happen in such a relatively short period of time.

Michele Ashby 2

Zaria Forman exhibits at the Children’s Museum of Arts

On a recent trip to New York City I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Private View of “Scale: Possibilities of Perspective” at the Children’s Museum of the Arts; where one of my favourite pastellists, Zaria Forman is exhibiting two of her beautiful paintings.

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