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Painting is a refuge for me. It quiets my mind and gives me a sense of purpose. I am a selftaught
painter who has a passion for painting glass
with all of its unexpected colors and subtle distortions.
I particularly enjoy painting marbles, glassware, and still life. Art, in one form or another, has always been a part of my life, and I have always
been fascinated by realism. Im drawn to detail
workI strive to paint exactly what I see. The realistic
nature of my work makes oil a natural medium
of choice as it offers a fluidity like no other. Working
from a limited palette in controlled lighting, I paint
both from life as well as photographs. Painting has
changed the way I see the world. There is beauty
hidden everywhere. Through my art I can see it and
appreciate it. I feel I am constantly growing as an
artistit makes for an exciting future full of the
Shirley works out of her home studio in the San
Francisco Bay Area, where she lives with her husband
Gary and their Coton de Tulear, Sophie... You can see more of her work on her website, ShirleySeputArtist.com.