Shirley Bales Fine Art Exclusive


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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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Today I have a BIG confession!

Today, I have a BIG confession!

Hackett Gulch

Part of my creation process is off roading. I LOVE getting off the beaten path to capture the PERFECT reference photos for my art. Early on in the process of creating the Eleven Mile Canyon Collection, I broke my leg and dislocated my ankle off roading on Hackett Gulch Trail.

Yes, I BROKE it!  😲

BUT, I was on a mission and I couldn't let this leg stop me???

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I spent months conceiving this collection, writing, drawing and gathering inspiration. I absolutely HAD to learn to work around my leg and continue the work! This hardship, made this journey so much sweeter, so personal, heartfelt and thoughtful.

I can't wait to share it with you!!!

In creating this collection, I felt a calling to do the work despite the obstacles before me. I am so proud to bring this work into the world.

But now it's time to let it go, and bring light to their forever homes. I am so proud of what I am able to accomplish when defeat is not an option!

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

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Eleven Mile Canyon

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Shirley Bales, artist

Shirley Bales, is a multi-generational painter. Shirley formally studied fine art under an accomplished forensic portrait artist and other notable illustrators in the 1990's. Shirley also attended workshops by acclaimed plein air painters, and exclusively painted outside for over 15 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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