Linda Louise Ashley

Linda Louise Ashley, author of How Much, Woodchuck?, a childrens book

Linda Louise Ashley, author of "How Much, Woodchuck?", a children's book

Linda Louise Ashley has joined our list of Extended Authors. She is the author of a children’s book, “How Much, Woodchuck?: A Book of Ponderings and Opposites,” which she has extensively illustrated with original watercolor paintings.
Linda started her painting career in earnest in the mid-1990s. Soon after taking her first art classes, she found my true passion: watercolor. From then on she has had the opportunity to paint with many fine artists in workshop setting in wonderful locations here in Colorado and California. She always comes away with renewed inspiration and techniques to add to her repertoire.
She am fortunate to have a studio behind her home in Montrose, Colorado, and it is there she offers workshops in “watercolor basics” and several ongoing classes. Some of her favorite surfaces to paint on are Winsor Newton CP 140, rice paper, clay board, gessoed paper, watercolor canvas, Bristol board and her all-time favorite: YUPO. In fact she was a winner of the 2007 Yupo Corporation’s Designer’s Choice Award. Although her focus is in watercolors she also enjoys working in oils and has received recognition in several shows.
She’s very involved with Around the Corner Art Gallery in Montrose. They feature only local artists and show a wide variety of paintings, sculpture, pottery, jewelry and much more.
She’s proud to share her first children’s book, “How Much, Woodchuck?: A book of ponderings & opposites”, which she wrote, and illustrated herself.
Several of her painting are on permanent display in the private collections of Alpine Bank, Montrose, Colorado, and Alpine Bank, Durango, Colorado.
When she’s not painting you’ll find her with her kids and 8 grandkids or just hanging out with her dogs.
See Linda’s website at

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