Hi there!  My name is Shelly Ferguson and I am so pleased you stopped by this page to get to know me and my work! 

I originally started my adventure in art some 20 years ago painting and drawing portraits.  Portraits were literally the first thing I dove into, obsessed with realism in art from the start.  For several years I took on commissions for portraits, mainly children’s portraits and over time I began to fall in love with photographic portraiture.  I then packed away most of my art supplies and began a decade long successful business in the newborn, maternity and pet photography business.  I have worked with clients locally and internationally as well as taught other photographers the fine art of simplicity when it comes to newborn, maternity and dog portraiture.

As many artists do, I began to get a little restless last year and needed a creative change. I decided to go back to my roots with painting but this time I am exploring the world of abstract expressionist art.  Abstract art offers a certain freedom of expression like no other!  It’s no longer about creating a replica of something in the form of realism but rather focusing on colours, textures and composition.  I am falling madly in love with the intuitive art process while I create my abstract pieces. 

These days you will find me in my teeny tiny studio painting mainly acrylic/mix media abstract paintings as well as beginning a whole new journey with alcohol inks.


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