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Offering original art, giclee prints and home decor by Colorado artist Shirley Bales

Shirley Bales, Artist

Offering original art, archival giclee reproductions and home decor

Shirley Bales, is a multi-generational painter. Shirley formally studied fine art under an accomplished forensic portrait artist and other notable illustrators from Art Center College of Design Pasadena in the 1990's. Shirley also attended workshops by acclaimed plein air painters, and exclusively painted outside for over 10 years to develop her acute color sensibility. Shirley attributes most of her technical knowledge to the Cennini Forum, comprised of forerunners of the Classical Realism Movement. Shirley has participated in multiple group and solo shows winning multiple awards and accolades over the years. Her work resides in hundreds of private collections nationwide. Shirley, now a resident of Colorado Springs, paints Colorado and beyond.

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"Fantastic painting. Best kept secret. Take note of this artist."

"Shirley's work is accessible, peaceful and on target. It is without pretense, boldy interpretive and technically perfect. Every home has a place on its wall for a Shirley Bales!"

Jon KhouryDirector Cottonwood Center for the Arts

"Exceptional impressionist, a talent of remarkable ability & true integrity."

Blog posts

2nd Annual Gratitude Exhibit at Kreuser Gallery

2nd Annual Gratitude Exhibit at Kreuser Gallery

I am excited to take part in the 2nd Annual “Gratitude” exhibit next month at Kreuser Gallery featuring over 150 local artists!   I have gratitude for everyone that has helped me develop as an artist over this past year. This exposure has lead me in new and exciting directions. I have been quiet lately while I launch my new website and line of home...

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Solace- Women of the Trees at Kreuser Gallery

Solace- Women of the Trees at Kreuser Gallery

Solace-Women of the Trees at Kreuser Gallery For the month of September an exhibit featuring Suz Stovall, Deb Komitor, Carol McIntyre, Amanda Jean, Lori DiPasquale, JoAnne Lavendar, Karen Storm, Shannon Mello, Lelia Davis, Angie Schwickerath, Shirley Bales, Mariya Zvonkovich, , Donna Martin, Dianna Cates Dunn, Lisa Wallace Dean, Julie Kirkland, Larysa Martyniuk, Jana Bussanich and their interpretation of trees. “When you go out into the...

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