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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We have wood!!

We have WOOD!!!!

Eleven Mile Canyon Collection

I hand make my own frames out of high quality locally sourced wood, milled, mitered and finished by yours truly and my framing team (my husband).

And I confess . . . I am in LOVE with the process of making frames!!

I custom finish each frame to compliment the original art. I find each piece of wood uniquely beautiful with all its variations and imperfections. We mill, miter and finish our real wood frames by hand to perfectly fit the spirit of the original artwork.

I’ve been thinking so much lately about persistence . . . how many times have you accomplished something you thought was impossible, then looked back, only to realize that if you hadn’t taken every agonizing step along the way, you never would have gotten there?

Eleven Mile Collection 

These frames have been such a venture for me. I wanted to offer my work in real solid wood frames, with the ability to stain or paint each frame individually to compliment the artwork. Frames that are contemporary, simple and unique as the artwork itselfhandcrafted with real wood with all its glorious imperfections, hand stained with a satin finish, and wrapped with an elegant timeless silk liner.

I can't wait for you to see them!

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

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Eleven Mile Canyon

Coming soon! A new collection of original art by Shirley Bales Fine Art

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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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