(1937 -- November 17, 2020)
Jael [Ashton] was an American artist and illustrator specializing in SF and fantasy art. She completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Utah, completing her Secondary Certification in 1973. Afterwards she taught at several Utah high schools, teaching fine-arts at Clarke College in Nevada between 1974 and 1980 while publishing and completing private commissions in her spare time.
She did art for covers and provided on-line art instruction. Having been an artist for close to 50 years, she created more than 38,000 paintings and images, many housed in collections.
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1995 -- Tropicon XIII, Arisia '95
- 1998 -- Albacon 1998
- 2002 -- JerseyDevilCon 2
- 2004 -- WindyCon 31, Trinoc*coN 2004, Baycon 2004
- 2005 -- ICON 30
- 2007 -- LepreCon 33
- 2012 -- Apollocon 2012
- 8 Chesley Award nominations
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