I received a
scholarship at the Scottsdale Art School in Arizona to
attend a workshop with Master Artist David Leffel!
paintings to the Canadian market!
For more information,
please visit my
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 firstname.lastname@example.org,
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,
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.
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.
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
Exhibition held at the State Legislature
from November 1, 2010 to February 28, 2011.
Ashlee with Lt. Governor
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
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
When: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER.
Runs all day; reception 5-7 pm next door at the Bonnell Building
(food, drinks, music)
announce that "Labor of Love"
was awarded 2nd
place in the 2010 American
Society National Juried Exhibition Show.
C.W. Mundy, one of the foremost artists in
with Ashlee, giving Labor of Love a big
The painting was also selected as the first piece displayed in
Edition of Southwest Art Magazine, which is running a full
feature on the Show:
Ashlee recently won several
"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 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
Pass it on!
am thrilled to announce my appearance in the May Edition (# 55) of American Art
American Art Collector is widely
considered as the premier source for both established and
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: