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.
I survived the 70"s only to end up in 2020? Had I known, I would have enjoyed those years more.
As artists, I believe we have the opportunity to reflect what is happening in the world around us at the time we exist. I create these highly textured abstracts to distract. We are in such strange times. Life has slowed down in a very hectic way. My intention in creating these paintings is to allow the viewer to slow down and really look. Let your mind drift and get lost in colors and patterns. Maybe, just maybe, you'll be distracted for a little while.