SHELLEY AND ROBERT are no stranger to having their paintings shown at galleries. Shelley enjoyed the rewards of being a partner at Vero Beach's Gallery 14 and the opportunity to personally share inspirations of her work with buyers and art enthusiasts. Their work was also welcomed at the high time of season to Miami's Wynwood Art District. They currently accept scheduled appointments to view their work on the east coast of Florida.
While Shelley and Robert each have their own inspiration, their passion and enjoyment for creating magnificent abstract paintings is shared by both.
ARTISTS STATEMENTS AND BIOS
THE FIRST TIME I saw a Pollock I fell in love with his art. Further research into the man revealed he was a troubled soul. His emotions, painted in full sight for all to view, made me understand why I am drawn to abstract art. It is only in my studio where I am free to place raw emotion onto a canvas. To me, painting in the abstract, is an opportunity to celebrate, to weep — to live!
I grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, where I was employed as a paralegal for 35 years. I met my husband, Robert, in 2008 whereupon we began the adventure of our lives. Together we sailed the Caribbean, the majestic ocean colors soaking into my memory. In 2010, not content with the blank walls of our home, Robert and I began to paint in our makeshift basement studio. My first attempt at painting involved applying paint using an eyedropper filled with acrylic…I was hooked. I loved the way paint flowed, creating hills and valleys of color. Within two years, our home’s walls were filled with abstract art. Our paintings have been displayed in group exhibitions and proudly grace the walls of lofts, condominiums and homes.
In 2013 we moved to the east coast of Florida, where I became a partner in a fine art gallery, Gallery 14. My paintings were also shown in Miami’s art district, Wynnwood.
THE MEDIUMS USED by the Rothko and Reinhardt continue to haunt me. These masters guarded their formulas well and, consequently, they are lost forever. In spite of that, I plod on, experimenting with various combinations of mediums, striving to emulate their excellence.
I grew up on Long Island and am a physician by trade. At the suggestion of my wife, I began painting in 2010. Like Ad Reinhardt, I am drawn to applying nearly identical colors onto a canvas, inviting the viewer to take a second or third look. Experimenting with different mediums appeals to my scientific side, while painting geometric lines, angles and merging colors appeals to my aesthetic side. I prefer using large canvases which provides room for bold, sweeping strokes.
Enticed by the sun and sea, in 2013, my wife and I moved to the east coast of Florida. One of my great life’s passions is painting with my wife. Our creative energy seems to bounce off each other.