Oil on Canvas
Shelly grew up, one of six children, in a little town called Falmouth, Massachusetts. It was during her high school years that she first discovered her appreciation for art. However it wasn't until much later in life, after a career in the Air Force, raising a family and working as an Interior Designer, that her career as an artist flourished.
A self-taught painter, Shelly works with a range of mediums to capture the beauty of the world around her with feeling, spirit and passion. She is influenced by Wolf Kahn and Georgia O'Keefe and loves to play with texture and tactility through a diverse selection of tools from fingers, to palette knifes and even socks.
"My work is an expression of movement and color, as well as a transmission of emotion. Art has always been my chosen form of expression, and all that I hope to evoke from my viewers is exactly what I derive from the work myself: feeling, spirit and passion."