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In the sanctuary of my studio I interpret what I value, feel and see.
External experience combined with inner reflection, inspires my art. My concepts and symbols are playful and enigmatic, offering the viewer ongoing freedom, happiness and surprise.
My life has always been solely centered on the creation of art and the life of the artist. As a self taught artist I am always learning and I see the extraordinary in the small and the great in nature and in life.
Born in Chile in 1949, I immigrated to Canada in 1967. Since 1975 I have been a full time contemporary artist exhibiting regularly in Toronto, Vancouver and Edmonton. After many years as an Ontario based artist, in 1987 I moved with my artist husband, son and daughter, to British Columbia. I work and exhibit out my Gallery|Studio|Home in West Vancouver.
From extensive travels in my earlier years in the “Studio of the World”, throughout Asia, Europe, North America, South America, North Africa and the Middle East, I became aware of the deep and powerful impact of the language of art. Some ideas take years to show their essence in paint. Journeys in nature, particularly in western North America, continue to touch and expand my expression, creative process and courage to create.
Bringing art and people together is essential in the feeling and knowing of human wholeness. My paintings are represented in private and corporate collections in Canada and around the world.
SHELTON ART | STUDIOS GALLERY
3540 MARINE DRIVE
WEST VANCOUVER, BC CANADA V7V 1N4
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