New Small Encaustic Painting Series

encaustic on wood, 12 x 12 inches, float-framed


‘Beneath the Surface #S1605 © Shirley Williams $450.

      Over the past year, I’ve been exploring new ideas using mixed media on small canvases and wood. What’s Mixed Media you might ask! In the arts, “mixed media” basically means anything goes. However it’s not truly anything goes. Professional artists always make […]

Ronald McDonald House Acquires Original Paintings

Signs of spring are everywhere which is putting a smile on everyone’s faces. The bright yellow of forsythia bushes always shocks me out of the winter doldrums and lightens my spirits.

Spring especially jump-starts my creative juices. At this time of year there’s nothing I love more than to roll up […]

Thinking about Climate Change

I’ve been reading and thinking a lot about climate change this past winter. Here’s my latest painting expressing those feelings.

‘Rising Tide’acrylic on canvas, 20″ x 20″ © Shirley Williams Art

‘Rising Tide’ 20″ x 20″ acrylic on canvas © Shirley Williams […]

Inspired by Spring

Spring is inspiring me. I’ve been pushing myself to experiment a bit and I like it !

Another one from my new series just completed today.

‘Nature’s Path’ 20×20 inches, acrylic on canvas© 2016 Shirley Williams Art

‘Nature’s Path’ acrylic on canvas 20 x 20 inches © 2016 Shirley Williams […]

Just Finished Paintings

Just finished a pair of new abstract paintings. I’m already beginning to loosen up with my new creative direction.

With these I imagined myself walking through a neighborhood enjoying the day.

“Meandering 1 & 2” acrylic on canvas 12 x 36 inches each © 2016 Shirley Williams Art

‘Meandering 1’ acrylic on canvas, 12 x 36 […]

The Evolution of a Painting

Lots of you are asking about the new canvas painting series I’ve been working on.

Well, to my surprise, changing gears in the studio is taking a bit more time than I’d imagined.

It takes time to establish a new rhythm with the technical side of things. There’s always the temptation to revert to my familiar […]

Natural Inspiration

My recent painting retreat in the seacoast jungles of Mexico, was truly transformational. Yes, there have been lots of adventurous trips in my past, but nothing quite like this.

“Life is Beautiful in the jungle.”

Working with other artists, sharing ideas and experimenting was so exhilarating. Painting days were long […]

My6 Steps to a More Creative Life

A few weeks ago, while visiting my Mom & Dad in Shediac, New Brunswick, I received a disappointing email. My wonderful studio assistant, Christy Litster had been offered a full-time dream job and was regretfully resigning.

I’m actually happy for her. Christy is very talented and has the potential to do great work. In the eight […]

Mark Your Calendars

Be sure to mark your calendar for this rare event !!I’ll soon be hosting an Open Studio for the first time in 3 years. Many of my paintings have just returned from a gallery tour. Plus there are lots of new ones to see. Invite your friends and come take a look […]

Watch Me Paint a Large Canvas

A few weeks ago I was contacted by a young Journalist named Matt Recker. He wanted to shoot a Video Profile of me in the studio for a Graduate Project.

Matt Recker setting

My first thought was, ‘What fun! ‘

In the 1980’s, before becoming a full-time artist, I was a Video Producer in Toronto. So I […]