With a degree in graphic design, Michele Ashby forged a successful career running her own business. She made the leap to follow her dream of becoming a full time artist in 2016 and hasn’t looked back. With a keen eye for detail and a lover of light and shade Michele would describe her style as contemporary realism with a strong narrative. Michele is a Master Pastellist with the Pastel Society of America, a Master Circle Member of IAPS, an Associate Member of the Society of Women Artists, and a Unison Colour Pastels Associate Artist. Her work has earned many awards, and has been exhibited internationally.