Lora Shelley

Lora ShelleyShelley’s narrative paintings delve into the artist’s inner world — with reflections on childhood, and the rich dream-scape of a creative mind. Sometimes dark and sometimes playful, Lora’s figurative works give a nod to her influences: Nolde, Munch, Gauguin,Kollwitz, Alice Neel, Bonnard, Van Gogh, Klimt etc. etc. At RISD Lora was deeply influenced by her residency in Rome with RISD’s European HonorsProgram. Her work has been exhibited and is in private collections worldwide -residing inAustralia, Africa, Germany, Italy and France. The Art in Embassies Program selected Lora’swork for exhibition in Lilongwe, Malawi – 2001-3, then again in 2004-7 in the DemocraticRepublic of Congo, Kinshasa. Her work was then purchased by the seated American Ambassador.

Locally, Shelley’s work has graced the covers of — The Valley Table, The Country and Abroadand Chronogram. Featured Artist in the Catskill Mountain Region Guide (July 2005). Nationally,

Shelley’s work has appeared in Decor Magazine and Art Business News.