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.
Philadelphia Watercolor Society, Community Arts Center 2008 (Award)
Yellow Spring Art Center, Invitational 2007
Watercolor - Winter 2004 Issue, pp. 14-25.
Riverbank Arts, Inc.