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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Eleven Mile Canyon Collection

Original Pigment, Wax & Oil on Belgian Linen by Artist Shirley Bales
Bringing the Outside In
Nature is transcendent and healing—space to restore your individual rhythms and be reminded of your place in this vast world. I created the Eleven Mile Canyon Collection with all the senses in mind, and hope to inspire connection to ourselves and the natural world.
When framing the 11 Mile Collection, I was inspired by the natural wood present in the canyon. Our handmade floater frames are made from high quality solid wood, milled with simple contemporary and clean lines, hand stained with a satin finish.
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I print in studio, using a top of the line Canon Fine Art printer. I use only the highest quality, finely textured archival fine art paper and canvas, producing outstanding clarity and detail. Gift wrapping, custom and oversized prints are also available for domestic orders.
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Please join me in celebrating the wonder that surrounds us. Let it renew your spirit and awaken you, to finding wonder in your life, as you move forward with a renewed desire for connection.
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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!
I sent this to my Mom for Christmas, and the seller was wonderful about sending a sweet note with the pic. Incredibly beautiful artwork!
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.
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!

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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