SHIRLEY BALES FINE ART

Colorado Collections

write something My hope for you is to let the things that surround you be meaningful—a daily reminder of where you have been, are now, and WILL be.

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Shirley Bales, artist

Hi there! I'm Shirley. 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 mixed media and oil. My work resides in thousands of private collections nationwide, and I am so grateful. I hope someday soon to take the show on the road in my new RV. Please come along for the ride.

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Testimonials of my Collectors

I absolutely love this print! Shirley was so helpful with questions I had as well. Bought it and two others for a set of three and I’m in love!
Alyssa
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I sent this to my Mom for Christmas, and the seller was wonderful about sending a sweet note with the pic. Incredibly beautiful artwork!
Denise
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I reached out to Shirley inquiring if she could do a specific picture and ship it within a few days as a special gift for a friend. She replied right away and committed to completing it in time, and even consulted me on modifications of the picture. It turned out perfect and better than I imagined! My friend loved it. Thank you Shirley! I highly recommend her for any custom paintings.
Kelsey
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So amazing! The artwork is gorgeous and the item packaging was perfect. It shipped super quick and really can’t say enough nice things about this purchase. Thank you!
Meg
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  2. 2. How will my product be shippied?

    All artwork is wrapped, padded extremely well, and sent in a well-fitting sturdy cardboard box. Prints may be shipped directly from SHIRLEY BALES FINE ART. All prints are handled with the utmost care; sealed in protective plastic and wrapped well and shipped via UPS Ground (usually arrives within 1-3 days within the US).  Most artwork will ship via UPS, and includes tracking.  International shipments will be sent via UPS or other carrier.
  3. 3. What is your Return Policy?

    Every order, commission, and sale is handled with care and as much clarity and transparency as possible.  My goal is for you to be completely thrilled with your purchase! Please take the time to read descriptions carefully and the check colors on multiple screens if you are concerned about color variations.  I try my best to represent the colors and tones in my work honestly and clearly. If for some reason your new art doesn't work for you or your space, no problem! I accept returns within 30 days in original condition with return shipping paid for by the buyer. For more information visit my policy page.
  4. 4. What are giclée prints?

    Reproductions printed in studio with my top of the line Canon Fine Art printer, using the finest quality fine art paper or canvas, with a wide range of inks that if properly cared for, kept dry and out of direct sunlight, should last up to 100+ years.

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Colorado Prints

Archival giclee prints of Colorado by artist Shirley Bales.

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May the color of your sign inspire you to live a more meaningful life, in harmony with your true direction.

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by artist Shirley Bales

In an Instant, Everything Changed

It was a sunny day when we made our way to the annual Plein Air Artists Colorado Paint Out in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. As we pulled up to our campsite after a long drive, tents and gear in tow, we arrived at our campsite to learn our fire pit was surrounded by nearly a foot of water. It was a confusing scenario, as the weather had been perfect on the drive in? In hindsight, it was an ominous nod to events to come. We decided to move our campsite to higher ground. An act that would eventually make us—the last tent standing. The next day, after an exhausting (yet glorious) day battling bugs and sun while painting outside—we settled into camp to prepare dinner in our brand new REI screen house. It was then that I noticed small clouds forming in the distance. I had a passing thought "maybe a storm is brewing?" Then without notice, the wind picked up to 60 miles per hour. We held on to the screen house for dear life as it nearly flew away with us along with it! Then the stinging rain started . . . We were completely exposed to the elements and at nature's mercy. This battle persisted for over half an hour, and at the end of it, we were the last tent standing. Wet and exhausted, that was the day I decided to buy an RV . . .

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