Growing up on Canada’s west coast, Shelley has had a life-long love affair with the mountains and ocean. This has led to a love of exploring and painting some of the more remote corners of western Canada’s stunning wilderness.

She received her BFA and BDes (Honours) from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in the late 90’s. It was here that she was first introduced to and fell in love with watercolour and landscape painting, which is still her medium and subject of choice today.

Upon graduating Shelley moved back to Vancouver to be close to the mountains and her family. In 2001 she started a home based boutique Graphic Design studio, inEthos. After over 20 years of working as a graphic designer and operating her own business she decided to scale it back and start painting regularly again. She now splits her time evenly between the two and runs her design studio along-side her landscape painting practice.

Once a year she packs herself into her truck, for a self-made artist residency on wheels, where she lives and paints on a month long road trip. The rest of the year she can be found painting and living in her hometown of Tsawwassen, BC with her husband, son and two dogs… that is, if she isn’t off wandering in the coast mountains somewhere.