For Shirley Light, art is a requirement to exist and feels like a normal extension of herself. It provokes excitement and at the same time a sense of calm. The unknown is the exciting part, not knowing what the painting will become until it is finished. The calm is knowing that it doesn't matter. She doesn't always have a preconceived idea of what the piece should look like at the beginning of the process.
For the most part Shirley Light paints intuitively and lets the painting lead her to where it wants to go. It may start out as a mountain and evolve into a tree. She loves the imperfection of nature and paints her interpretation of those less than perfect scenes.
While she is self taught, she seeks out any source of instruction available to her. I live to learn and experience all art related opportunities.
Because of Shirley Light's travels, she seems to have a visual scrap book of places she has seen, people she has met, their culture and diversity. Her paintings call on those memories and find their way onto her canvas when she least expects it. Her memories show up like bits and pieces of photos taken of many different places making an unexpected appearance on her canvas.
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