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Spring Iris

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Rosenfeld Gallery Online Exhibit
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We are sad to inform you that Shelley passed away in 2011.

I touch the paper with color and sometimes magic happens.

Water and paint – mixing, floating, moving, blending, sparkling, creating shapes and images. Each color is special; each reacting in its own way, some transparent or staining, others opaque or granulated, that's what makes the watercolor medium come alive for me.

Sometimes I work very close to a painting for many hours only to raise my head and feel like only minutes have passed. I back away and am surprised to see a new and different painting.

Whenever I work outside, direct from nature, I revel in it. The sky is always a wonder to me. The sparkling sun filters through the trees, always creating wonderful rich darks – deep and mysterious. The light shines through the petals of my favorite flowers creating lights and mid-tones, shifting the shapes and changing the petal structure. The environment speaks to me and always makes me smile.

Watercolor has turned out to be a perfect match - a love match.

Most Recent

Philadelphia Watercolor Society, Community Arts Center 2008 (Award)

Yellow Spring Art Center, Invitational 2007


Watercolor - Winter 2004 Issue, pp. 14-25.

April 27, 2003 - Watercolors show Power of the Flower


Rosenfeld Gallery
113 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 922-1376

Small Works

Riverbank Arts, Inc.
19 Bridge Street
Stockton, NJ 08559
(609) 397-9330

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