Shelly started painting in the fall of 2000, studying through books and in museums by viewing many
collections. She has studied with many pastel artists and has painted continuously since 2000.
Memberships include Franklin Art Association, Foxboro Art Association, Attleboro Museum, and Pastel
Painters of Maine. Her awards include eleven first place, three second, and two third place awards
in shows, as well as one "People's Choice Award."
Her works may be viewed in the Permanent Collection in the Museum in Cesis, Latvia; Corporate Art
Collection of Texas Instruments; and many private collections.