Shelly Wierzba

Fine Arts

Landscape and still life oil paintings which capture the depth and variety that inspires the world around us. Studio paintings and paintings created en plein air throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and the western states.

High Desert Landscapes

My landscape paintings are inspired by the forests, lakes, rivers, and fields of both my home in Central Oregon as well as my travels throughout the country. Mother nature provides my creativity with an endless supply of subjects; the golden hues of an Aspen stand as summer transitions into fall, the sharp contrast of the snow against bare earth of an early season snowfall, and the blue-bird clear skies of a summer afternoon.

I find inspiration in the way the light affects the landscape and natural elements; it’s never the same from day-to-day or hour-to-hour.

I hope you enjoy your journey through my portfolio of fine art paintings. If you are interested in featuring my art, would like to discuss a piece currently for sale or have any other question, please feel free to contact me.

Latest Work

My paintings are not just about design and composition, just as writing is not about grammar and spelling. These are just the tools of an artist, used to express emotions, thoughts, or story.

Spring Thaw

Oil. 16 x 20. A rural farm in Idaho at the end of winter. Available for Sale.

Oyster Shack

Oil. 24 x 30. Even though I now reside in Central Oregon, the sights and sounds of my former coastal life still call to me. Available for Sale.

Dance in the Light

Oil. 24 x 30. Deep in the woods of Idaho, I came upon a grove of aspen trees where the light literally danced among the branches and leaves. Available for Sale.

Still Life Oil Paintings

My Still Life paintings arise from a self-imposed artistic challenge, or a “what if” concept. I start with the concept and then set up the objects that represent the idea. It’s also a time to play and learn.

The oil medium allows me to develop my composition by subtracting and adding paint with a variety of tools and to build the thick textures that I admire from the Russian Impressionists.

Release your individual creativity.

Are you ready to break out of the conventional and discover an exciting journey that will last your lifetime? My personalized art classes are energetic and you will be doing a lot of painting as you learn the fundamentals of good composition and design.

Recent Events

American Impressionist Society

A new piece, Early Morning, was selected for the American Impressionists Society’s 20th Annual National Juried Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club in New York City. It was held September 19 - October 2, 2019.

 

American Impressionist Society

My plein air landscape, Central Oregon Fall, was accepted into the American Impressionist Society's 3rd Annual Small Works Showcase. It was held June 1 - August 31, 2019, at the Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey, Michigan.

Contact Shelly

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or gallery inquiries. I will respond to your message within 24 hours.