Heart tugging scenes, character lines, life lived long, if not well, these are things that pull me in and keep me painting.
I am an artist who has the rare privilege of living my dream to paint. What a life! Finally.
Shirley’s art career started after she had raised her family but she is making up for lost time by painting every day. A viewer once said of her work that the soul was evident in the figurative as well as the landscape paintings. What a wonderful thing to hear! She connects with her subjects on an emotional level as her heart strings are tugged by the beauty of the human spirit as well as our beautiful Earth.
Every new painting offers challenges to work through as edges are softened, colors are selected and the thickness of the paint is applied with brush and knife to create an evocative response from the viewer.
Her paintings have garnered numerous awards from the very beginning and have been collected throughout the United States. Now a Texas artist, she moved to the Houston area from Wewoka, Oklahoma.
2003 Best of show 2006 2nd place
2009 2nd and 3rd place 2012 Best of Show 2012 Top 20 Exhibits
Holdenville Society of Painters and Sculptors Lone Star Art Guild Convention
Lone Star Art Guild Convention Kingwood Art Society Fall Show Woodlands Art Trust
￼2003 Guest Artist – 50 Penn Place Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK 2005 Solo Wewoka – Country Club – Wewoka, OK
2009 Solo Atascosita Library – Atascosita, TX
2009 Group Kingwood Art Society Gala – Kingwood, TX
2010 Group The Bunkhouse Show – Cypress Mill, TX
2011 Group The Bunkhouse Show – Cypress Mill, TX
2010 Solo LeLucien – Harris Co, TX
2010 Group Artists of Texas – Dutch Art Gallery, Dallas, TX
2011 Group Artists of Texas – Dutch Art Gallery, Dallas, TX
2012 Solo Seminole Nation Museum – Wewoka, OK
2012 Group – Red Palette Art In August – Humble, TX
2012 Group – 12×12 Show Betz Gallery – Houston, TX
2012 Group – Oil Painters of American Summer Salon – Petoskey, Michigan
2013 Group – The Best and the Brightest – Scottsdale Artist’ School-Scottsdale, AZ Gallery Representation
2007-2008 – Mason’s On Main Gallery – Spring, TX
2010 – present – Red Palette Art Gallery, Humble, TX
2010 – present -Dutch Art Gallery, Dallas, TX Publications
Dec 30, 2010 Featured in Houston Chronicle
May issue 2011 Focus Artist – American Art Collector
Associate Member Oil Painters of America
Signature Member Artists of Texas
Member Contemporary Fine Art International
Member Daily Painters of Texas
Asociate Member Outdoor Painters Society