Four years ago, I finished my work as an educational fundraiser after fun and satisfying stints at three great universities. I also was privileged to do work on Micro-Finance in the Cotd’Ivoire, Senegal and South Africa.
Now, I am a full-time artist and loving (almost) every minute. As all of your artist friends will tell you: one is never bored as an artist. Everything is interesting and challenging to us because we see all things as shapes or colors or lines. Our imaginations get to live fully even if our execution is not always what we would wish.
Flowers, colors, shapes, atmospheres, and feelings are what I seek to portray with design, value, line, shape and color. The florals are self-explanatory – beauty and life. I also paint landscapes – real and imaginary, abstracts mostly in acrylics, people, and other topics as they attract me.
I am lucky to have, and to have had, some of the best teachers you can imagine. I am also very lucky to have a group of amazing painting friends. We try to sustain each other on our individual quests for skill and for the nerve to bare ourselves through our work. I thank you all.
My husband, Roger Fox, is my biggest fan and most honest critic – though he only offers his opinion when asked! He pushes me to move outside the mundane and tolerates my various neuroses. He is the love of my life and I am the luckiest woman in the world.
Shirley Peppers website: ShirleyPeppersArt.com Email me at: Shirley.Peppers@ShirleyPeppersArt.com