Lynnette Shelley is an award-winning Pennsylvania artist specializing in contemporary mixed media animal paintings. Having a great love of wildlife, folktales, tribal art and world mythology, Shelley fuses these influences into her strikingly unique artworks. Her paintings strike a primal chord in many viewers, with almost Jungian associations to the colors and shapes. Her complex compositions and zoomorphic and totemic animal art and folklore-inspired creations are both primitive and sophisticated, and have been likened to images from an undiscovered ancient civilization or culture.
Shelley's animal and mythological-themed artworks have been displayed nationally as well as regionally at museums, art galleries and other venues. Most recently, in 2018 Lynnette’s artwork “Sacred Hare” was one of 18 artworks selected for the Lamp Post Banner Project by the West Chester Borough Public Arts Commission. As a part of this project, original art by regional artists will be printed on banners that will hang in downtown West Chester for a year (starting June 2018) as a part of a public arts initiative. Lynnette's banner is located on High Street just outside of Visual Expansion Gallery. In 2016, she was one of 28 artists selected to participate in the Donkeys Around Town public arts initiative in Philadelphia. She painted two of the 57 fiberglass donkeys that were displayed in Center City Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention in July 2016. She also had four of her artworks licensed and installed as large prints in Nemours duPont Pediatrics new facility in Deptford, NJ.
Originally from Delaware, Shelley lives and works out of Ambler, PA
Go to her official website at http://www.lynnetteshelley.com
to view her complete portfolio of work.