Lion KingShellie Garber
Acrylic paint, pencil, collaged paper on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang
Signed on back
24 " h x 24 " w x 1.5 " d |3 lbs. 2 oz.
A modern painting in a warm, neutral palette of gold, black, yellow, terra cotta and coral. Shellie pieced together the composition guided by pattern and shape, bringing to mind old stone facades and ancient walled cities.
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.