Shirley Bales Fine Art Exclusive


Eleven Mile Canyon Collection

I love nature. It's the place where I find balance, peace, solace, and renewal. Inspired by the seasons, the sound of the flowing water, I carry with me visions of wildflowers and the longing for freedom to roam and explore.

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History of Eleven Mile Canyon

Today I am excited to share with you . . .  a sneak peak of my new Eleven Mile Canyon Collection!

Eleven Mile Canyon Collection

Please join me in celebrating the wonder that surrounds us. Let it wash over you—renewing your spirit and awakening you—as you move forward after a period of rest, to a more sustainable pace, and a renewed desire for connection.

Eleven Mile Canyon is a popular place for birders, rock climbers, fly fishermen, hikers and campers. Originally, the canyon was occupied by the UTE Indians as early as 1000 AD.

Later, the canyon became popular with Colorado Springs affluent, for wildflower and nature excursions via The Midland Railroada railroad that once provided access to Aspen, Leadville and other mining towns.

Do you know a little history about Eleven Mile Canyon that you think I should know about?

Contact me here I would LOVE to hear it!

The Eleven Mile Canyon Collection will be available October 28th at 12 noon Mountain Standard Time. Join my email waitlist for first access. Originals are one of a kind so mark your calendar!

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Eleven Mile Canyon

Now available! A new collection of original art by Shirley Bales Fine Art

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Shirley Bales, artist

Hi there! I'm Shirley. I am a multi-generational painter. While I was practically born with a paintbrush in hand, I formally studied fine art under an accomplished forensic portrait artist and other notable illustrators in the 1990's. My favorite thing to do is paint outside. I learned most of my technical knowledge from the forerunners of the Classical Realism Movement, and paint with historical mediums, primarily in oil. My work resides in thousands of private collections nationwide, and I am so grateful. Now a resident of Colorado Springs, I hope someday soon to take the show on the road in my new RV. Please come along for the ride!