Lynnette Shelley

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Artist Statement

Lynnette Shelley is a Delaware native who moved to Philadelphia in 1999. Her artwork has been displayed at various venues across the Philadelphia and surrounding metropolitan areas, including the Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST), the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences, Three Ravens Gallery in Ardmore, the Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center, the Highwire Gallery, and the Wilmington Grand Opera House. Some of her creature drawings were featured in the animated short "The Spider Is the Web" shown at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival, while more of her artwork was featured as part of an on-screen art show at the 2008 H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland, Oregon. She also exhibited at the juried art show at Dragon Con in Atlanta, GA, one of the largest fantasy / sci fi-themed conventions in the world.

Deeply influenced by Celtic, Eastern, Asian and aboriginal / native works; art nouveau, abstract expressionism, and medieval artworks; fantasy and science fiction; as well as zoomorphism, therianthropy, cryptozoology and mythological stories and legends, Lynnette fuses these styles into her strikingly unique illustrations.

"I am a fan of a multitude of artists - from the various pen-and-ink artists such as Aubrey Beardsley and Edward Gorey to medieval illuminated manuscripts created by Celtic monks to Russian iconic artists to Japanese scroll painters and native artisans. I also appreciate artists who portray the world around them with a unique eye and a colorful imagination - Vincent Van GoghWilliam BlakeFrida KahloMarc ChagallGustav KlimtHenri RousseauEdvard MunchSusan Seddon Boulet and Walton Ford, to name but a few."

Lynnette's artwork strikes a primal chord in many viewers, with almost Jungian associations to the colors and shapes. Her animal art and creature illustrations are both primitive and sophisticated, and have been likened to images from an undiscovered ancient civilization or culture.

In addition to her fine art pursuits, Lynnette is also the co-founder of The Red Masque, an original avant rock band which has played numerous shows and festivals since 2001. The Red Masque is currently signed to an experimental / avant label based out of Colorado.

Info & Contact: www.lynnetteshelley.com | redeye@designbyredeye.com | 215.646.1776

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