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The Best is Yet to Come!

I recently felt a calling to share myself, beyond my family and local community, to find a wider audience who connect with me and I with them. I want to share my story and vision and create a personal connection with like-minded people. When COVID emerged, my first reaction was to draw in, to be quiet and listen. But the time to be silent has passed. I have to emerge, to have a voice, and bring beauty and light to the world. This is my journey to becoming a more courageous person, to live out loud—to experience more, be more, discover more, and find my tribe. This is why we recently bought an RV and plan to take "the show on the road." I can't wait until COVID is in the rear view mirror and I look forward to in-person events, art fairs, and more!

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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.

Eleven Mile Canyon

Now available! A new collection of original art by Shirley Bales Fine Art