About Shelley K Page
Water Media Artist
Less is more
Painting primarily in Water Media Shelley attempts to adhere to the “Less is more” philosophy. Expressing her subject loosely and quickly is always a goal. Although her work is representational, she strives for spontaneity and impressionistic brushwork, allowing the paint to “Do it’s own thing.”
“I never like to be too controlled as I enjoy the surprises along the way. Watercolour is complex. It is always a challenge resolving these surprises in ways that add interest and intrigue to the finished work. Acrylic can be a little more forgiving but the challenge comes in resisting the urge to describe too much. Some things are best left for the viewer’s imagination.”
Favorite subjects include the prairie landscape, figures in the natural environment, atmospheric conditions, family and travel memories, fleeting impressions, and experimental work. More recently she has enjoyed working on a grander scale.
“I try to avoid painting cliches and am always searching for unique subject material or, at the very least, a unique way to portray it. My work is multi-facited. I enjoy experimenting and my “What Ifs” lead me in many exciting directions.”
Shelley is a past member of Visions Art Guild (Estevan), and has been a member of Aurora Artists Guild since 2006 and Brushworks Art Guild since 2009. She is currently represented by Scott Nicholson Fine Arts. She has taught beginners watercolour classes and is available to do commissioned work.
“I think a lot about composition, value and colour ( I usually begin with a small study of each). I think about what it is I am trying to portray and which techniques would best impart this meaning. Then I just do it.”
Shelley is a talented watercolour artist and teacher. I am a complete beginner to watercolour painting and in her classes, she really took the time to instruct on all the various techniques. During each step of a painting she emphazised the technique previously taught to ensure the concept was practiced and engrained. I have taken painting lessons from a few people and she is, by far, the best. Now I feel like I want to keep painting, keep learning and tap into that inner creativity that I know is in me somewhere. Thanks Shelley for the inspiration!”
Shelley K Page
Water Media Artist
312 Mount Royal Place
Regina, SK S4T 7X9
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