Abstract Paintings by Shellie Garber from USA.

Abstract Paintings by Shellie Garber from USA.
Hold On Tight - Mixed media on paper
From the Brush of Artist - Hello, my name is Shellie Garber and I am from Portland Oregon, USA.

I began abstract painting about a year and a half ago. My mother is an artist and teacher and I grew up in an artistic family. My parents were always very creative. I sort of went the other direction with my career and became a registered nurse. I love the sciences including math and chemistry. I wanted a career with a dependable paycheck because I had seen my parents who are self-employed struggle at times to make ends meet. I always thought that I was mostly left brain inclined. However, one day, about a year and a half ago, I was visiting my mothers studio while she was painting. I told her I thought it looked like fun. She basically challenged me to create an abstract painting just to see what I would come up with, so I did. I absolutely fell in love with the process and I actually really liked my first painting too!  From that moment forward I was hooked. I went out and bought some paints, paper, and a couple of small canvases and began to paint. I am completely self-taught. My mother has offered several painting tips, but she has always encouraged me to find my own way. I mostly have learned to paint through daily practice, exploring, experimenting and playing. I watch online painting videos and I view lots and lots of images of abstract art. I have several favorite abstract artists that continue to inspire me. Cy Twombly and Margaret Mitchell are among my favorites.

I utilize several mediums in my paintings, including acrylic, oil, pencil, oul pastel, collage and spray paint. I paint pretty much every day, and have since I began. If I don't get to paint on a particular day I feel anxious. Painting allows me to work out my emotions, to bring forth and release the tension and stress of the day. It is very cathartic and relaxing for me. I dream about painting while I sleep and think about it throughout the day. You could say I am somewhat obsessed!!

I particularly enjoy abstract painting because there are no limits. Abstraction is a language of shapes, colors, textures and marks that I find beautiful and mysterious. I very much love communicating with the world in this unique way. I have recently begun to show in local art galleries in Portland Oregon. I have had three gallery exhibitions so far.

Abstract Paintings by Shellie Garber from USA.
Patchwork Heart - Mixed media acrylic on paper
Abstract Paintings by Shellie Garber from USA.
Déjà vu - Acrylic, oil pastel and pencil on paper
Abstract Paintings by Shellie Garber from USA.
Time Out - Mixed media on paper 
Abstract Paintings by Shellie Garber from USA.
Haiku - Acrylic and oil pastel on paper 
Abstract Paintings by Shellie Garber from USA.
City by the Sea - Acrylic and pencil on canvas
Abstract Paintings by Shellie Garber from USA.
Glass Houses - Acrylic and pencil on canvas
Abstract Paintings by Shellie Garber from USA.
Bunny Parade - Acrylic and pencil on paper
Abstract Paintings by Shellie Garber from USA.
Spirit Mountian - Acrylic, Oil pastel and pencil on canvas 
Abstract Paintings by Shellie Garber from USA.
Mad World - Mixed media on paper 
Abstract Paintings by Shellie Garber from USA.
April Showers - Acrylic on paper 
Abstract Paintings by Shellie Garber from USA.
Skipping School - Acrylic and pencil on watercolor paper
Abstract Paintings by Shellie Garber from USA.
Holding Back the Tears - Acrylic and pencil on paper
Abstract Paintings by Shellie Garber from USA.
The Dark Corner - Acrylic and pencil on paper
Abstract Paintings by Shellie Garber from USA.
Fire in my Belly Acrylic and pencil on wrapped canvas
Abstract Paintings by Shellie Garber from USA.
Peppermint Mocha - Oil paint on board
Abstract Paintings by Shellie Garber from USA.
Sail on a Turquoise Sea - Acrylic and oil pastel on paper
Abstract Paintings by Shellie Garber from USA.
Symphony In Red - Acrylic, oil pastel and pencil on paper 
For more of Shellie Garber Check this link of her Instagram account:- https://www.instagram.com/shelliegarberart/ or her Website https://shelliegarberart.com/

All Images are copyright by: Shellie Garber

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