I received a scholarship at the Scottsdale Art School in Arizona to attend a workshop with Master Artist David Leffel!










Introducing my paintings to the Canadian market!


For more information, please visit my blog.









Buon Giorno!

I'm very excited to announce that I have been accepted into a study program in Florence, Italy at the Angel Academy of Art!

I will be gone from January through April, but can be contacted at my new e-mail address, or by phone at (970) 481-1442. I will still be taking on commissions while there as well.



In more very exciting news, will be featured in March 2012 edition of Southwest Art Magazine! Look for me as the artist to watch.










I Kissed David Leffel, and I liked It!!!!!!



From September 7 to 11, 2011 I had the privilege of attending The American Artist’s Weekend with the Masters Workshop and Conference, in Monterey.


The quality of the instruction, and the overall experience exceeded my wildest expectations. There was even a bonus salutation from David Leffel (pictured) whom I have long admired.


I can already see the positive impact my participation in the Workshop has had on my work beginning with how I approach each painting. My special thanks to the following masters for sharing their gifts. I enjoyed each and every session:

The Principles of Art, Lecture/demo, Dan McGaw

The Adventures of Painting from Life, Lecture, Richard Schmid

The Objectivity & Subjectivity of Art, David Leffel (with panel of) Richard Schmid, Jacob Collins, Rose Frantzen, George Gallo, Daniel Gerhartz, Quang Ho

Painting the Figure, Full-Day Masters Workshop, David Leffel

A Demonstration & Dialogue on Painting & Philosophy, Richard Schmid

Still life Painting & the Responsibility of Directing, Full Day Masters Workshop CW Mundy

Masters of Technique & Thought, side by sided demo, Quang Ho and Daniel Sprick

Painting the Portrait, Full Day Masters Workshop, David Leffel

Painting Critique Session, Quang Ho





Check out my artwork and many talented artists at the Richard Schmid Live and Silent Auction. You can place at bid online for "Rhapsody in Red" available for less than Gallery price.

Also look for the LIVE interview on Denver Channel 9's Colorado and Co this Thursday sometime between 10- 11 am. If you live out of area, you can see the live broadcast on your computer at





Please look for Ashlee in the April edition of American Art Collector.  The magazine is running a special Epicurean Feature and, based upon her success with the Labor of Love Series, invited her to participate.


The magazine will be available online starting March 15th.











A Great Start to 2011!

Happy New Year everyone; I hope you and all you hold dear had a wonderful Season.

We’re off to another exciting start in 2011: on February 8th I will be attending a reception hosted by Colorado Lt. Governor Joseph Garcia honoring artists featured in the Creative Capitol: Celebrating Colorado Artists and Images of Colorado



Exhibition held at the State Legislature from November 1, 2010 to February 28, 2011.


Ashlee with Lt. Governor Joseph Garcia


I was gratified to see “Labor of Love” was featured on the Exhibit Brochure:


Labor of Love, Oil, 20x16

From March 18th through April 23rd my works will be featured in a solo show at:
AUM Framing and Gallery
2227 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 394-3362

My solo show follows successful participation in AUM’s (25th Anniversary) Sunflower Invitational Art Show in November, 2010 that featured more than 30 local artists including Kim English and Ramon Kelley.

Hope you’ll visit AUM Gallery in March if you get the chance. I’m very excited!












Ashlee's Gallery and Studio
Where: ASHLEE Comerford Trcka FINE ART, 133 e Fourth Street, Loveland, CO

Runs all day; reception 5-7 pm next door at the Bonnell Building (food, drinks, music)






Ashlee is thrilled to announce that "Labor of Love"

was awarded 2nd place in the 2010 American

Impressionist Society National Juried Exhibition Show.


C.W. Mundy, one of the foremost artists in America,

with Ashlee, giving Labor of Love a big “thumbs-up”.



The painting was also selected as the first piece displayed in the October

Edition of Southwest Art Magazine, which is running a full feature on the Show:







Ashlee recently won several awards, including "Professional Reserved Champion" at the 2010 Glenwood Springs Fall Art Festival, and first and second place in the Professional Oil Painters Figurative category.



Ashlee is very excited to be opening her own gallery!


Ashlee Comerford Trcka Fine Art

133 E Fourth Street

Loveland, CO  80537

(970) 669-3330


Stay tuned for updates!




Ashlee will be in the August 2010 issue of American Art Collector under "sold" pieces.
Ashlee was also recently chosen by The American Impressionist Society to participate in the NATIONAL JURIED fall exhibition to be held in Nashville, TN at the prestigious Richland Fine Art Gallery from October 7th to November 3rd and will be featured in a special exhibit section of the October issue of Southwest Art magazine.  Please look for her there!




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I am thrilled to announce my appearance in the May Edition (# 55) of American Art Collector Magazine.


American Art Collector is widely considered as the premier source for both established and “up-and-coming” artists. It is distributed to some 120,000+ collectors and galleries throughout North America. It is also available in numerous bookstores including Barnes and Noble in the USA, and Chapters in Canada.


I will be featured in both the “artist focus” section (near the back of the magazine) as well as in the advertising section at the front.


Thanks for allowing me to share this wonderful news. I’m very excited!


Copies of the edition will be in bookstores May 1st, 2010. It is also viewable on-line at:








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