Shirley’s passion for ‘playing with paint’ comes from the love of painting directly from life, whether that be face, figure, still life or landscape.
She creates impressionist art pieces that can transform a house into a home through colour and selected images.
Shirley has won several awards. Her paintings are in collections overseas and here in Australia.
• Regular participant in group exhibitions.
• Member of several Art Societies..
• Three successful solo exhibitions.
• Winner of several Awards and High Commendations.
• Previously an Artist in Residence in Bivongi, Italy., with support from City of Bayswater.
• Painting selected for cover of prominent literary magazine distributed world-wide..
• Coordinates life drawing groups.
• Participant in The Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn, USA.
• Regularly paints “en plein air”.
• Conducts “life drawing”, “beginner acrylic painting” and drawing workshops and classes.
• Conducts Art Tours to Bali, and Norfolk Island
• Conducts demonstrations of her painting approach for art groups, on request.
• SubiARTco at Subiaco, group exhibition
• SubiARTco at Point Fraser, group exhibition
• Melville Community Arts Exhibition, group exhibition
• Alfred Cove Arts Society group exhibition
• Riot Art, Morley, display
• Body Beautiful at Alfred Cove, group exhibition
• Tour of Flinders Ranges to gather material for future paintings.
• Group Exhibitions:
• SubiARTco at Subiaco (ongoing)
• SubiARTco at Point Fraser
• Zig Zag Gallery
• West Australian Arts Society
• Body Beautiful. Applecross
• Hamptons, City Beach
• Alfred Cove Art Society
• Army Art at Leeuwin Barracks. North Fremantle
• Subiartco at “On the Point”, East Perth
• Tour of St Petersburg, Russia, to gather material for future paintings.
• Teach for local council “Beginner Drawing”.
• Participant in “Portrait of a Veteran” project by Comet College
• Group Exhibition with SubiARTco
• Group exhibition on “Decoy” paddle steamer, South Perth
• Group exhibition at Hamptons City Beach Restaurant
• Tour of Norfolk Island to gather art material.
• Teacher for local Council – “Beginner Acrylics”
• Joint Exhibition at Houghton Winery
• Group Exhibition – WA Society of the Arts.- Highly Commended
• Alfred Cove Art Society – First Prize – Overall Winner
• City of Belmont Art Exhibition
• Participant in Zonta project
• MCAA Awards of Excellence. Award: – Curator’s Choice Award.
• “The Things That Make Me Different” Moores Building, Fremantle.
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