“I am a contemporary western landscape artist. I find inspiration in the landscape of the southwest and mountain west whose color, light and vastness move me in ways no other landscape does. Part of my process is to hike and experience places directly. I draw, do small watercolor sketches and take photos. I return to the studio to distill my experiences and my notes and memories. ‘Palo Duro 3’ came out of a ‘bucket list’ trip in 2016 to Palo Duro Canyon near Amarillo, TX. It was amazing to visit and sketch in a place that inspired Georgia O’Keefe early on in her career. I was grew up in Philadelphia, PA, and kept sketchbooks as a kid and studied art at the Philadelphia College of Art on Saturdays throughout high school. I studied painting at Yale University, 1977,  and received an MFA in Painting from the Maryland Institute, College of Art in 1979. I came to live in Colorado in 1997 and hope to never leave the west.

Shelley Hull