Hello and welcome to my page, I am a Visual Artist, Mixed/Multi Media
Shelley Twist is a Port Moody visual artist and illustrator who is focusing on her art practice again after a 12 year break. After receiving her degree from Emily Carr University, Shelley traveled abroad and lived in London and Andorra to later return to Canada where she established her working career in the arts. She started in the area of arts programming and festivals at the Shadbolt Center for the Arts and has 25 years experience as an arts educator within municipalities such as Vancouver, Surrey and Burnaby. Shelley currently holds the position as Burnaby's Community Arts Development Coordinator and for the past 10 years has managed the award winning program where she has developed over 100 arts engagement projects. While exploring her own traumas, Shelley recently has found the healing power of being immersed in nature and it's beneficial attributes for the soul. Her new work depicts the connection she has found within nature and she explores this through colour and texture. She has found strength and resilience in pursing her art practice again and tries to create every day.
Port Moody, BC, Canada
Samples of my work
Making art has evolved into my outlet for self exploration of resiliency and purpose. My work is inspired by the endless beauty and strength that can be found in nature. This connection has given me the curiosity to use vibrant colour and textured layers while exploring different mediums such as painting, collage and illustration.