Shelley Newman

Designations
OSA, CFS, SCA
Contact Info
Phone : 416-587-6271
Upcoming Shows

Visit my studio at Williams Mill Creative Arts Centre, Glen Williams Ontario
Wednesday to Sunday noon to 5:00 pm
Main Street Studios Building

Media

Oil Painting

Description

Born in Windsor Ontario in 1959, I studied commercial art at George Brown College and continued studying art as a part time student at various studios and schools in Toronto including OCAD. I worked professionally in advertising and design, as a graphic artist. Later, I ventured out to make use of my interest in gardening and founded my own landscape design firm, Renderings.
During these years I was never far from a canvas and always had a painting on the go. I worked in oils, watercolours, acrylics, printmaking, life drawing and pottery, but always returned to oils. Because of the richness and luminosity, I continued to develop my skills in oils and have stayed with them since the 1990’s.
Since moving to Georgetown Ontario in 2011, I have been able to focus exclusively on painting. I have been in numerous solo, group and juried shows, in 2015 I became an Elected Member of the Colour and Form Society and the Society of Canadian Artists and eventually became an Executive Board Member for the CFS at the request of Tony Vander Voet where I have made a significant contribution.
The subject matter of my work is the landscape where my style has evolved from realism into contemporary impressionism. After I was selected as Artist in Residence in 2016 at the Red Door Gallery in Georgetown, I was then selected as a studio artist at Williams Mill Visual Arts Centre. I am now part of Main Street Studios at Williams Mill where I work out of and welcome the public to enjoy my work and the work of my studio mates.