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I’m a Calgary artist working primarily in watercolour and acrylic media. I’ve always been interested in colour and how it affects composition and spatial relationships. I like painting in both realist and abstract styles; they have much more in common than they have differences.

Most important for me in visual art is that it is visually engaging. I like to spend time really looking, from far to near. Spending time with a work because I want to look at it then leads me into arriving at a personal meaning for the piece.


Master of Environmental Design (Industrial Design): University of Calgary
Bachelor of Fine Art : Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
Diploma in Fine Art: Alberta University of the Arts (formerly the Alberta College of Art)



2021 – Calgary Arts Development Authority (CADA) Project Grant



Private Collections



2023 – Ruberto Ostberg Gallery (Calgary) – Connections 2023 – Juried Group Show

2023 Fall – Beacon Original Art (Calgary) – Juried Show and Sale

2024 – Route 22 Gallery (Cochrane , Alberta) – Juried Group Shows (on-going)

2024 – Leighton Art Centre (Millarville, Alberta) – 22nd Annual Members Exhibition

Spider - Shelley Pearson Fine Art