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 Mary Michael Shelley  (1950 - )

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Lived/Active: New York/Pennsylvania      Known for: naive genre in carved wood reliefs

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Biography from James A. Michener Art Museum:

I am commonly referred to as a folk artist, although I feel most comfortable with the the term "self - taught."

Mary Michael Shelley describes her work - painted wood carvings - as a picture diary, documenting places, events and feelings of importance in her life. She was greatly influenced by her parents. Mary did not think she had the talent for art so she studied writing at college.

In 1973 she started carving and painting, inspired by a woodcarving sent to her by her father. She calls her artwork picture stories, representing events and emotions of significance in her life.
In the past 30 years she has completed 700 carved and painted wood reliefs, supplementing her art income through sign painting, and as a social worker.

Learning carpentry and sign making skills had a strong influence on her development as an artist. She is known for her pictures of diners, landscapes and farms. Her work is carved on rough white pine. Using acylic paint, she completes the work with an inner gold framed leaf.

Shelley has been awarded many grants and is represented in the permanent collections of many institutions, including The Smithsonian Institution, High Museum of Art, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

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