Shirley is a painter and illustrator based in South London. Trained within the atelier
tradition, she works primarily from life, yet imagination is foundational to her work.
Storytelling is the salt in Shirley’s art where she explores how the ordinary
becomes the surreal, all of which is mediated by the themes of identity, nostalgia
and romanticism. Her work, then, explores the space between the real and the
imaginary, invoking her inner world and the creations within it through the images
With a background in Visual Arts and Museology, Shirley enjoys experimenting
with multiple medias, such as oils, printmaking, clay and collages. Using the
media’s characteristics to interpret the narratives she builds. Her current focus is
oil painting, which she’s training part time at London Fine Art Studios.
Other Artist at this Location
Art Form :
painter, craft maker, print maker, clay figure maker
Wimbledon Art Studios, Riverside Yard, London SW17 0BB, UK
Opening 7th & 8th
Opening 14th & 15th