ARTIST AND AUTHOR OF COUNTRY’S EDGE BOOKS
I am a native Texan, born in Austin, Texas. Now I live in Livingston, Texas – about eighty miles north of Houston. The area is called the Big Thicket because of all the pines, hardwood trees, streams and lakes. It is a natural habitat for many species of birds and animals. I also love flowers, and have a field of Bluebonnets and wildflowers in the spring and I plant Zinnia’s and other flowers to attract butterflies. I feed the birds every day to attract them.
I also like photography and with the trees and flowers – comes the birds and butterflies. These are my favorite subjects to paint. I have always loved to draw and paint using oils, watercolor and acrylics - now use acrylic paint. I like to paint impressionistic backgrounds similar to oils with a realistic subject. I like to thin the paint with water and use watercolor and decorative painting techniques.
Started painting and writing the Country’s Edge books in the 80’s and now try to have a new book every year.
Happy Painting, Shirley