Video Interview

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Last week I had the pleasure of being interviewed by my friend, California artist, Nicholas Wilton. It was a lively conversation via Skype that veered all over the map and lasted well over an hour.

Nicholas was mostly interested in the long and winding road that I’ve traveled since 1992 when I made the decision […]

Featured in Professional Artist Magazine

Professional Artist cover containing Shirley Williams article

On December 31, New Years Eve, I opened the mail and was thrilled to see an article about me in Professional Artist Magazine (FEB/MARCH 2017 issue) Great way to begin 2017 !! See page 44 & 45

Through networking over the years, the publisher reached out to me. Someone had forwarded her my Blog Post […]

Happy Holidays 2016

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Merry Christmas Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa & Merry Festivus

For over 20 years, I celebrated the holidays by showing my appreciation to friends, family, and collectors by sending my hand painted cards. Three years ago, I stopped painting them. There were health issues in my family that became a priority. After that, I never got […]

Art Gallery of Windsor's 'Sip & Paint'

Helping participants and answering questions

The ‘Sip & Paint’ evening hosted by the Art Gallery of Windsor on October 27th, 2016 was a smashing success !!

AGW ‘Sip & Paint’ set up before workshop

It was the first time the gallery had tried something like this. The more generic “Sip & Paint” evenings popular at restaurants and bars are […]

Advice for a Career Change

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Do you ever feel bored by your current life or career and long for a more creative life?

A few days ago I received this email from one of my Newsletter subscribers. It’s a question I get asked a lot and my answer may surprise you.

Dear Shirley, First, I absolutely love your work […]

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 […]

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 […]

Incredible Painting Retreat

Before this season slips into the next, I want to express my gratitude for your interest in my art throughout the year.

A big thanks goes to the galleries & institutions that exhibit and sell my art, and the collectors who purchase it. Your enthusiasm inspires me. Even though we may not […]

Transformations!

The original space.

In only 9 short days Shirley will be opening her studio for the first time in three years! In preparation for this and a new series that Shirley has been working towards, there has been a great deal of changes going on around here. She frequently jokes with me, comparing strength […]

Exciting Changes

There have been lots of exciting changes at my studio the past few months. These changes will help make it easier to stay in touch.

You won’t want to miss a thing being planned !

My previous Studio Assistant, Harmony Pillon, left for the jungles of Argentina some time ago. She went to participate in […]