Shirley has been exploring different painting mediums including acrylic, oil and ink washes, in both mixed media work and as a separate medium. Colour is now being intensified to capture the light of the changing coastline in painting. The combination of printmaking techniques including Collagraph, Watercolour printing, Monoprint and addition of Chine Colle’ is used in a painterly way to invoke a landscape. All the works are experimental and many are developed through the serendipity of the process.
Life drawing continues to be developed and underpins all of the work in the landscape.
Shirley has a BA (Hons)Fine Art : Painting and her last exhibition outside Open Studios was in February, 2022 at New Era Theatre, Newbury.