Originally from Oxfordshire, Shirley studied fine art at Cheltenham and printmaking at Bradford. She has facilitated art workshops at Henshaws Art & Crafts Centre in Knaresborough for the past 22 years. Recently, she moved to Nidd and started to paint from her local environment, working en plein air and from her experience of woodland and the wider landscape. Shirley has many years' experience of painting people – her family, friends, pets, commissioned portraits and paintings from the life class.


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Nidd Gorge Viaduct

Acrylic on Canvas

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Road to Nidd Church

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Road to Nidd

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Skelliggs, West Kerry

Acrylic on Canvas

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Poppies in the Garden

Acrylic on Canvas

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Nidd Gorge

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Heron Wood, Escrick

Acrylic on Canvas

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View from the studio

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Rock in Woods

Acrylic on Canvas

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Knaresborough Viaduct

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Commission Piece

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Viaduct from Mother Shiptons 1.jpg

Viaduct from Mother Shipton's

Covid Piece

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Winter in the Wolds

Acrylic on Canvas


Reflections in Nidd Gorge

Acrylic on Canvas

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Rock in the woods, monument

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Rocks in the woods



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Towards Abbey Island, Derrynane, SW Ireland