Originally from Nova Scotia, Canada, Shelby moved to the United States in 1998 with her husband and family. In 2005, after a long career in retail and successfully having launched their three children onto life paths of their own, Shelby became still, listened to her heart and began a career as an Interior Decorative Painter. During that same time, her mixed media artwork began to emerge, and as time went on, Shelby found herself exploring different mediums in order to express herself artistically. Experiencing glass as an artist was an instant love affair. Exploring its flexibility for expression – while also pushing the limits of its restrictions – is always exciting and thought provoking… quite literally the stuff that dreams are made of.
Shelby’s artwork has been featured in various shows in Cincinnati OH, Toledo OH, Santa FE New Mexico, and along with several commissioned pieces, resides among numerous private collections in both the US and Canada.