In her own words…
I grew up on Long Island, New York, surrounded by art and music. Living near NYC, I spent time from an early age going to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art. It wasn’t until my husband and I retired to Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia, that I began painting seriously. My paintings primarily come from my fascination with people and the way they interact and go about their daily lives. I’ve always been a “people watcher” and this contributes to my endless supply of inspiration. Color, light, a sense of place, a certain feeling are what I’m trying to capture. I want the viewer to see and feel the joy I experience each day when painting.
I post new paintings often on my Facebook page, so come follow along!
You can also find Shelley's beautiful renderings of the lake in various forms (prints, note cards, etc.) at many of our local shops: Artfully Framed, Fabulous Finds, The Cottage Gate, Gifts Ahoy, Simply Framing (Roanoke), Second Helpings (Roanoke), and Goose Creek Studio (Bedford).