Shelly Lewis Stanfield's modern acrylic paintings combine her passion for bold colors and raw materials. Such inspiration is derived from her love affair with architecture, interior design and nature. The path that has brought Shelly to this point in her career has been filled with beautiful things , places and people. As a self taught painter, Shelly’s experiences in the design field as well as day to day life lessons add to her process of creating. Color, texture and shape are what drive Shelly’s abstract styled work. Acrylic is the medium of choice. Most of her work begins on wood canvas with either a color story or movement in mind. Layering and scraping with a scrap piece of sheet metal against wood surface gives a certain primitive quality. This technique brings rawness and down-to-earth element.
“Knowing when the creation is complete that is the true gift. Having someone fall in love with your work, that is happiness.”