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Shelley Wales


Born and raised in Vancouver, Shelley put on her first pair of downhill skis at two and she has had a love affair with the mountains since. This has evolved into a passion for hiking, exploring and painting British Columbia’s wilderness, resulting in yearly trips into the more remote corners of the province.


At 20 she moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia to attend the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD). While at NSCAD she did a double major and received both her BDes (Honours) in Communication Design as well as her BFA in painting. It was there that Shelley was first introduced to watercolour and fell in love with landscape. In her last year of the BFA program she was the recipient of a faculty nominated scholarship from the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour. Upon graduating Shelley moved back to Vancouver to be close to the mountains and her family. In 2001 she started a home based boutique Graphic Design studio, inEthos, which enables her to paint part time.


Shelley works primarily in watercolour. Her landscapes are reminiscent of her charcoal sketches which her paintings are based on. They are loose and spontaneous, often playing with the unpredictable and fluid nature of the medium. She paints and lives in Boundary Bay, BC with her son, partner and dog.


Available Art Work for Purchasing

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Viewing is available by appointment at the gallery. Artist's other works are also available by request.

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