Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon impressionistic oil painting

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.

Contemporary oil painting of aspen trees in Oregon by Shelly Wierzba.
Impressionistic artwork of aspen trees and fluffy clouds by Shelly Wierzba
Original oil painting of a tranquil river in Oregon by Shelly Wierzba

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.

Ode to Blue

Oil. 12 x 12. After a long winter and a pandemic-spring, the warmth of summer and fresh flowers from my garden have been a welcome change. Available for Sale.

Still life painting of blue hydrangeas by Shelly Wierzba
Sunrise warms a farmhouse in an original oil painting by Shelly Wierzba

Welcome This Day

Oil. 16 x 20. Painted from a plein air study and completed in my studio from photos, the early light of a tranquil hillside called out to be captured. Available for Sale.

Oil painting of sunrise at Smith Rock State Park in Oregon

Monumental

Oil. 30 x 37. To behold Smith Rock State Park as the early morning rays warm the columns of basalt is truly awe-inspiring. Available.

Still life painting of a teal glass ball with fresh cut daisies

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 Impressionists Society

My painting, Last Warmth has been selected for the American Impressionists Society; 21st Annual National Juried Exhibition. The exhibition will be held at Illume Gallery of Fine Art in St. George, Utah, and will run October 22 through November 28.

I am overjoyed! This painting marks my third acceptance into an AIS show and I am honored to be included in such a prestigious event. 

Changing leaves of an aspen stand fine art oil painting

Contact Shelly

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