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Lynnette Shelley
Ambler, PA

About the Artist

Lynnette Shelley is a Pennsylvania artist specializing in contemporary mixed-media paintings and illustrations, primarily of animals. Having a great love of wildlife, fairytales, and world mythology, Lynnette fuses these influences into her strikingly unique artworks. Her paintings strike a primal chord in many viewers, with almost "Jungian":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Jung associations to the colors and shapes. Her "zoomorphic":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoomorphism animal art and folklore-inspired creations are both primitive and sophisticated, and have been likened to images from…

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About the Artist

Lynnette Shelley is a Pennsylvania artist specializing in contemporary mixed-media paintings and illustrations, primarily of animals. Having a great love of wildlife, fairytales, and world mythology, Lynnette fuses these influences into her strikingly unique artworks. Her paintings strike a primal chord in many viewers, with almost "Jungian":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Jung associations to the colors and shapes. Her "zoomorphic":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoomorphism animal art and folklore-inspired creations are both primitive and sophisticated, and have been likened to images from an undiscovered ancient civilization.

One of her primary interests has always been exploring legends and stories from around the world. These archetypal stories are told repeatedly in different guises throughout myth and folklore, and animals are often used to convey these mysteries. Whether painted on cave walls, portrayed as omens or worshiped as personifications of the gods, animals were a favorite theme for our ancestors. Lynnette’s artwork takes a closer look at this archetypal animal kingdom. Reinterpreted through abstraction, decorative element and contemporary vision, these creatures speak to our collective unconscious.

Lynnette’s animal and mythological-themed artworks have been displayed nationally as well as regionally, and they have been collected internationally. She is represented by "Countryside Gallery":http://www.countrysidegalleryandframing.com in Newtown, PA, and "Nichols Berg Gallery":http://nicholsbergart.com/ in Philadelphia. She is also a member of "InLiquid":http://inliquid.org/, a Philadelphia-based non-profit arts organization.

Originally from Delaware, Lynnette currently lives and works out of Ambler, PA.

Artist’s Work

Swimming horses hippocampi
Lynnette shelley

Swimming Horses (Hippocampi)

By Lynnette Shelley

Between earth and sky
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Between Earth and Sky

By Lynnette Shelley

Coronation of the forest king
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Coronation of the Forest King

By Lynnette Shelley

War horse 2
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War Horse

By Lynnette Shelley

Samhain
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Samhain

By Lynnette Shelley

The dogs of war
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The Dogs of War

By Lynnette Shelley

Jangala
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Jangala

By Lynnette Shelley

The imbroglio
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The Imbroglio

By Lynnette Shelley

Dueling octopus sucker punch
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Dueling Octopus (Sucker Punch)

By Lynnette Shelley

Autumnal ii
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Autumnal II

By Lynnette Shelley

Selected Exhibitions

  • Pacific Art League
    Palo Alto, CA, 2012
  • Parallax Art Fair
    New York City, 2012
  • Nichols Berg Gallery
    Philadelphia, PA, 2012
  • Maryland Federation of Art’s Circle Gallery
    Annapolis, MD, 2011
  • Painted Bride Art Center
    Philadelphia, PA, 2011

Press and Accolades

  • Roxborough Review, http://www.montgomerynews.com/articles/2012/10/17/roxborough_review/communities/doc507ede899bdc4472030867.txt
    October 17, 2012

Education

  • University of Delaware, B.A.
    Newark, DE,1996