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Shirley Fox is a creative, visual artist whose work is inspired by nature. Ms Fox's love of nature and concerns for the future of our environment are reflected in her unique style and technique of painting. Through the use of acrylic paint on canvas and aluminum, she creates heavily textured artwork in resolute hues that represent the vibrant colors of the living world around us.

 

Ms Fox currently lives and works in the Orlando, FL area. She is an award-winning painter whose work has been shown in the Orlando Museum of Art. She has sold her artwork in several art festivals and juried art shows and her work is collected nationally. Ms Fox has been a board member of local art leagues, a juror, and a curator. She has taught drawing classes and is a facilitator of a class based on the book “The Artist Way”.

 

It was through the influence of her artist aunt that Ms Fox discovered her love of painting. Although she is primarily self-taught, she studied art and drawing at Valencia College and Crealde School of Art.

Artist Statement

Happy to say I make it through 2020. This year didn't start off much better but, we are seeing some improvements. 

I'll admit that I haven't been very productive this past year. I very much wanted to fill my self-designated purpose of reflecting and recording our culture during this monumentally historic time. I have a feeling that there are others that feel the same way. Maybe it was also a time for many of us to just take a break and figure some things out like: where am I going with my art? Does my art have meaning? Do squirrels get depressed? (OK. Maybe that last one is just me)

My art has evolved into experiencing the pure joy of color and texture. Everything else is in the eye of the beholder.