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Shirley Weiss became an active member of the FCA and PRFCA in the fall of 2017.
Shirley was born and raised in the Peace Country spending her first twelve years in Hythe, Ab. A highlight of those years was being taught art by Euphemia McNaught's sister, Margaret, whose influence is remembered to this day.
Art was a favorite subject throughout school and since it was not offered in high school, Shirley took two years through the University of Alberta. Because of family, work, and farming, she quit painting and drawing for approximately forty years and only began painting again nine years ago.
In 2011, Shirley won 1st place in Capture the Beauty of the Peace, and it was only then she considered calling herself an artist. Since then, she has taken part in many private and juried shows, and has had art in the Grant Berg Gallery and Expose Me Gallery in Grande Prairie, Ab.. Shirley's artwork has been in many PRFCA shows and FCA Vancouver shows and, so far, five International Shows. She is grateful for the awards she has received from them.
Shirley's favourite medium is acrylic, and her style is realistic. Inspiration comes from everywhere! From the sunrises first thing in the morning, to animals & birds, people, water, snow, trees, to the smallest leaf or flower. Light and shadow are intriguing, and everyday Shirley is in awe of something that catches her eye.
Paintings are in private and corporate collections throughout Canada and the U.S.A. (For example: Pembina Pipeline Inc., Atco Electric, Carter County Museum, Montana, U.S.A.)
Shirley lives near beautiful Sturgeon Lake, Ab, with her very supportive husband and is surrounded by family nearby.
|Two Poplars in Autumn Foliage||Footprints in the Snow||The River Walk||Golden Glory|
|Champions in the Making||Ice on the Beaverdam||Fishermen on Sturgeon lake||Sunlight on Leaves|
|Where Time Stands Still||A New Day||On the Alert||Long Lake, Yellowknife NWT|
|Mother's First Bouquet||Whitetail Doe and Fawn||Pelican on Sturgeon lake #1|
|Pelican on Sturgeon Lake #2|