Ashley Belote believes art should bring joy and laughter to audiences. She specializes in picture book illustration that evokes a sense of humor! She has a background in traditional animation under the direction of Don Bluth. She earned her B.F.A from Alderson Broaddus University and then completed the Whole Book Approach Course through Simmons College at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts. She earned her Masters degree in Arts Administration through the University of Kentucky.
She lives in Davidson, North Carolina, where she happily creates artwork from her home studio. She also serves as the Illustrator Coordinator for the Carolinas chapter of SCBWI. She lives life as a creative journey and would have it no other way!