SHIRLEY BALES FINE ART

Eleven Mile Canyon Collection

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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.
Framing
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.
Eleven Mile Prints!
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!
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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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.

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    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 or may be shipped from my printing partner that specializes in fine art printing. 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, includes tracking. and will arrive within 2-4 days (domestic) from time of shipping. International shipments will be sent via UPS or other carrier.  Artwork larger than 50 inches is sent un-stretched and rolled safely in a sturdy tube.  A local framer should be able to mount your art on stretcher bars and frame it to your preference. Should you need any help or advice regarding hanging and framing, don't hesitate to contact me at info@shirleybalesfineart.com.  If you prefer to ship your large painting fully stretched we will use a freight service to expertly handle the painting and deliver it right to your living room ($300-500). International Shipments: Shipping costs are calculated at checkout based on package weight and distance. If there is any discrepancy -/+ we will let you know via email.  International packages are a bit outside of my control. Border fees, duties, and handling fees may be charged by other countries and tracking may be limited. Shipping costs cover fees, packaging supplies, time, labor, and storage.
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  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.

MY PROCESS

I have always felt there are layers to life . . .

Life is nuanced, complicated and surprising. Painting should be a reflection of life. I believe that variety in paint, as in life, is a wonderfully rich experience. Ideally layering thick, thin, opaque, dry, fluid, transparent and everything in between should all work together to make a stronger whole. Hundreds of strokes viewed as one from a distance. However, up close, they are as individual as we are, and each stroke has its place, and is beautiful. LEARN MORE 

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