Shellie Garber is a self-taught artist who lives and works in Portland Oregon. She is also a Registered nurse. Shellie began painting in the summer of 2015, and soon discovered that she has a deep passion for creating abstract art. Shellie paints nearly every day after work, and on weekends and is growing quickly as an emerging new artist. Shellie utilizes several mediums to explore color, composition and mark making. Most of her work is in acrylic, collage, oil pastel and pencil. “I see my paintings as a unique language of images. This is my personal way of sharing what’s inside. I paint from instinct and intuition and like to keep my artwork spontaneous and fun. I feel more connected to myself and others through my art.”
For more, visit Shellie’s gallery on Instagram @shelliegarberart
While mostly self taught, Shellie’s mother is also an artist and teacher and has provided her with a great art role model and mentor.
Exhibitions and Awards:
Clackamas County Arts Alliance Artists Exhibition Program. 3 month solo exhibit TBA 2018. 2017 December. “
Big 500” Pioneer Place Mall, Portland Oregon. 2017 November-Current
Bluestone Fine Art Gallery. Philadelphia, PA. 2017 October through December.
Tanner Building Solo Exhibit. Pearl District, Portland Oregon. 2017 September
“Little by Little” Fundraiser/Art Exhibit. Milwaukie , Oregon 2017 June.
Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts. Open show. Lake Oswego, Oregon. 2017 June 11.
Saatchi Art “Artist of the Day” Sitewide and social media feature. 2017 May.
Saatchi Art Spring Cataloge featured “Pink Cadillac”. 2017 April.
Gallery at Cerulean, Portland Oregon. Opens first Thursday in Portlands Pearl District. 2017 March.
12×16 Gallery, Sellwood Oregon. Month long exhibition featuring emerging women artists. 2016, September.
Verum Ultimum Gallery. Catalyst exhibit. Portland Oregon. 2016, June.
Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, Lake Oswego Oregon. Blue ribbon winner for “Gazebo”