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Shelley Breton
Freeport, Maine

Shelley has been painting and studying in oils for over fourteen years. Although her education and career are science-based, she has always had a love of the arts. She is a juried member of the Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society. Her work has been accepted into exhibitions for both prestigious organizations. She was named as one of "Maine's Most Collectible Artists" in ArtMaine Magazine, 2019. Shelley's work was included in the published article "All About Oils" in the October 2021 issue of American Art Collector magazine, Shelley takes inspiration from the effects of early and late-day light on the local landscape and seascape, as well as florals and figurative subjects. With her expressive-representational style, she strives to evoke a sense of mood, light and place; to help the viewer recall a happy memory, and an appreciation for the beauty in our world. “There is amazing beauty, complexity and intelligent design all around us. Whether you’re marveling at the sophistication and 'intelligence' of the immune system, or moved by the intensity of color in the late-day landscape" Shelley is also greatly inspired by the Spanish artist Joaquin Sorolla’s depictions of sunlight and shadow, and by John Singer Sargent’s mastery of the figure and his confident brushwork.

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