Born in Victoria, BC Canada, Shirley has been an artist since the age of two. She has lived in West Vancouver, BC, Burlington, ONT, then Chicago suburbs and finally South Carolina. She is currently a member of the South Carolina Watermedia Society, Charlotte Art League, Catawba River Art Guild and the Tega Cay Art League in the Carolinas. She uses various media to create her paintings: oil, pastel, acrylic and watercolor. She studied at the Chicago Academy of Fine Art. After a long, dry period spent raising a family and working full time, then caring for grandchildren, Shirley has returned to her first love......art. She has won numerous awards in various art shows and competitions.