October Artwalk Artist Shelly ForbesColby Morrell
“I have always been drawn to art and creating art from a young age. Greatly influenced by the four classical elements – earth, air, fire and water – I begin each piece by working with concrete, fluid acrylics and resin which allows me to create intense colors and textures that form a liquid look that makes you want to connect with and to touch. Being able to create a piece of art that expresses how I see the world and share it with others is very satisfying and inspiring.” -Shelly Forbes
Shelly is a long time gallery resident of ours, and all of us here at Obelisk are so excited to welcome her back with a whole new show. Her work ranges in size and color, but every piece shares the same shiny glaze – a signature technique of Shelly’s.
Her concrete paintings are abstract in nature, but quite different as each one conveys a separate impression. She doesn’t use hard lines or geometry, each piece has a natural flow. Sometimes the flow is serene and peaceful and others evoke more chaotic feelings.
It’s easy to see that Shelly is inspired most by natural elements in our world as each piece looks as though it could have occurred on its own. Sometimes this natural look is juxtaposed with bright colors which results in the painting looking more like a mouth watering piece of candy – a truly delicious treat for the eyes.
We invite you to join us celebration with Shelly at the opening night of her show in our local gallery.
When: Friday, October 7th, 6-10pm.
Where: Obelisk Home, 214 West Phelps, Springfield MO.
Don’t worry, if you can’t make it to opening night, the show runs all month long.