SHELLEY SMITH - Commerce Converging - 24x16" - $1,395. Painting available for presale - Remaining through end of the show 12.16.17
Shelley Smith is best known for capturing Nostalgic American “Sights Often Seen, Rarely Noticed” – subjects that trigger the imagination for their history, irony, isolation or beauty – using a limited palette of luscious,complementary oil colors. Knowing her colors before she could talk was an early sign as to the importance of color and aesthetics ingrained in her personality. Unusually, math, microeconomics and logic also came naturally. These two seemingly diverse realms – art/aesthetics and logic/analytics – can be recognized in her work via typically clean lines, careful perspective and compositional arrangement. She's also very analytical when it comes to color selection.
Shelley Smith was born in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin and grew up in Milwaukee. She attended Marquette University, Eckerd College and the University of Denver. She lived in Florida, Colorado and Illinois, before returning to Wisconsin. She is married to her supportive business partner, Dave. They split their time between a condo in Milwaukee’s Third Ward and their home in Janesville, which they designed and built, including Shelley's basement art studio with a North-facing window and a garage large enough for their daily drivers and each of their old “muscle” cars. Shelley is a member of Wisconsin Visual Artists and Oil Painters of America.