A multi-media artist, Shelley has a zest for adventure and photographing the awesome and mystical spaces where she hunts for the most unique scenes to capture the beauty and grandeur of Mother Nature and the Sacred Feminine. Through sharing these photographic images, Shelley hopes to inspire the viewer to step inside a magical place where one has been spiritually transported and can viscerally experience the sublime majesty of the natural world.
Shelley employs her photography in 2D cut-out animation, collage, video, and installation, bringing the themes and stories behind nature symbolism, numerology, mythology, and ancient cultures to life, combined with imaginative contemporary templates that together evoke remembrance of our spiritual selves and honor feminine energies and archetypes. She creates meditative environments with her original music and photographs, mirror, film, and projection to inspire metaphorical and literal reflection.
Shelley is a recipient of the 2021 Mills College Nancy Cook Fellowship Award, a photographic finalist in 2021 & 2022 competitions such as ADC Fine Arts Competition Art Comes Alive, AAP Magazine Colors, and Save The Bay’s annual wildlife photographic contest. 2023 is a busy year with several shows and festivals in the Northern California area and the San Francisco Bay Area. She exhibits nationally, resides on a nature sanctuary in Nevada City, California, and holds a Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art degree from Mills College, Oakland California.