Video Interview

Shirley Williams Artist Headshot

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 […]

Do You Think This is Art?

Art Toronto 2016 Jack Bush painting

This past weekend I met up with a group of artist friends after going to Art Toronto at the Convention Centre. Going to Art Fairs is a frequent pilgrimage for me, as I like to see what the top galleries are showing. But seeing what is supposed to be amazing art gets to be more […]

‘SIP & PAINT’ Social Workshop at AGW

'Sip & Paint' workshop with artist Shirley Williams

I’ve been invited to be the Featured Artist for a social evening of “Sipping & Painting at the Art Gallery of Windsor on October 27. It’s going to be a super fun experience for one and all. This is for everyone, even people who tell me they can’t even “draw a straight line.”

Art […]

I Give Up !!

Shirley Williams Art

Of course I’m not giving up painting !!!

I’m giving up painting with brushes.

 

 

Last December 2015, I participated in a life-altering painting retreat totally off-grid in the seaside jungles near Sayulita, Mexico. Read my Blog Post HERE and HERE

We were a small group of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Four days to go! Join us at the studio!

In just four short days we will be hosting our open house and art sale!

The art is mostly hung and ready to go – just all the finishing touches being taken care of around the studio.

A little sneak – still lots to see.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My Confession

The truth is, I’m human. There are times when I just don’t feel creative. The well is dry and the idea bank is overdrawn.

During these dry spells, trying to come up with something doesn’t work. It only leads to paralysis of analysis. If I let it get out of control, it can quickly […]

Time for a Clean Sweep

My studio after a major cleanup

 

When anyone visits my studio, they often remark that it seems abnormally clean and neat.

But I must confess it’s because I usually know they’re coming in advance. And just like anyone who straightens up the house before company drops by, I always quickly put things away […]