Shelly Burden - Portrait Artist
"Mesmerizing expressions captured in pencil or watercolor"
"Portraits evoke strong emotions; it's what makes them challenging to render but it's what gives them their charm, makes them appealing to view.
With that in mind I paint realistic yet creative watercolor pet and animal portraits as well as people in timeless tones of graphite; all of which are noted for their detailed and captivating expressions.
My commissioned works are close cropped to showcase features and emotions, non commissioned works incorporate that style while pushing the watercolor medium past traditional flowing methods by encompassing sweeping and dry brush techniques, helping to achieve a true likeness of my subject.
" Shelly


When not painting commissioned portraits for clients (throughout the US and into Canada), attending and earning award placements in juried art shows, or selling her original works of varied subject matter and printed products of the same, Shelly can be found at local pet events booking pet portrait orders: of which she donates a percentage to animal rescue.

Through her ongoing art and art journaling lessons, Shelly is pleased to be teaching students of all ages the joy of artistic creativity. Being a self taught artist Shelly truly believes learning and attitude helps dictate our talents. Shelly can be contacted by Email.

Awards:
- "Catnap" won 2nd Place People's Choice. Trinity Art Guild Monthly Painting Award, February 2011
- "Intent Lounging" won Best in Show. Trinity Arts Guild Members Juried Show, December 2010
- "Intent Lounging" won 1st Place. Irving Art Association Unconditional Love Pet Art Show, September 2010
- "Riley" won 2nd Place. On My Own Time Art Show, August 2010
- "Shepherd" won Honorable Mention. On My Own Time Art Show, August 2010
- "Pensive" won 1st Place People's Choice. Grapevine Art Project Summer Outdoor Exhibit, July 2010
- "Lady" won 1st Place People's Choice. Trinity Arts Guild Monthly Painting Award, October 2009
- "Lady" won 3rd Place. Irving Art Association Unconditional Love Pet Art Show, September 2009
- "The Magic of Mardi Gras" won 3rd Place. Grapevine Art Project New Vintage Wine & Art Show, April 2009
- "Pensive" won 3rd Place. On My Own Time Art Show, August 2006
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