Acrylic paint, pencils, collaged paper on Wood
Finished white edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on back
20 " h x 20 " w x 1.5 " d |2 lbs. 0 oz.
Artist Shellie Garber channeled her wanderlust in this warm abstract scene recalling European adventures. She collaged vintage correspondence with playful line drawing to build the narrative. Shellie says her goal was a rich painting "reminiscent of travel to old country destinations and the dream-like experiences of seeing new and exciting places."
Artist Shellie Garber develops evocative and engaging abstract paintings with a modern sensibility. While her work holds a playful innocence, her minimal line work and complementary color palettes reveal a deeper emotional connection to her subjects. Growing up with an artist mother, Shellie was encouraged at a very young age with art supplies, however, she wasn't particularly pulled to create. She eventually studied nursing and became an RN. Today, Shellie uses painting to bring balance to her life as a registered nurse. She begins each piece scribbling and drawing, knowing that most of her initial marks will be covered up by subsequent layers until her vision comes to life. "All of my work is created as I go," explains Shellie. "It is a very spontaneous, organic process." Shellie's works has been shown in galleries in Oregon, Washington and Pennsylvania.