Lynnette Shelley is an award-winning Pennsylvania artist specializing in contemporary mixed media animal paintings. Having a great love of wildlife, patterns and archetypes, Shelley fuses these influences into her strikingly unique artworks. Her paintings strike a primal chord in many viewers, with almost Jungian associations to the colors and shapes. Her highly detailed and complex compositions are created using a sophisticated process developed from a buildup of multiple layers incorporating techniques in both drawing and painting — from crosshatching to underpainting to freehand drawing.
Shelley’s animal and nature themed artworks have been displayed nationally as well as regionally at museums, art galleries and other venues. She is represented by Ivystone Studio in Downingtown, PA, Borrelli’s Chestnut Hill Gallery in Philadelphia, PA, and Deja 42 Gallery in Philadelphia.
In addition to her fine art pursuits, Shelley is also the co-founder of The Red Masque, an original dark art rock / progressive rock band she has been writing and performing in since 2001. Shelley is also the vocalist in Green Cathedral, a contemporary art rock band. They released their debut album in 2017.
Originally from Delaware, Shelley lives in Ambler, Pennsylvania, and maintains a private studio in Norristown.