Shelley began painting in oils about 12 years ago and is mostly self-taught. Although her education and career are science-based, she has always had a love of the arts. She is inspired by the effects of early and late-day light on the local landscape and seascape, as well as florals and figurative work. There is amazing beauty, complexity and intelligent design all around us. Whether you’re marveling at the exquisite sophistication of the immune system, or awestruck at the wash of color as the sun sets over the ocean.