Shelly Perkins Wildlife Art
Shelly seeks to emulate the beauty and fragility of nature though her work, capturing landscape and wildlife scenes inspired by her travels as well as her local environment in rural Worcestershire.
Shelly is a wildlife artist depicting the energy and vibrance of nature in a contemporary way. She is inspired by the landscapes around her home in the rural midlands as well as her travels around the globe. Shelly works on commissioned illustration projects for wildlife publications and organisations like The Vincent Wildlife Trust and BBC Wildlife Magazine as well as creating artwork to sell.
Shelly creates her work in an usual way combining traditional and digital techniques to create multi layered, collaged prints which she sells as limited edition prints.
In 2017 Shelly travelled to Antarctica as the artist in residence for the Friends of the Scott Polar Research Institute and her portfolio now showcases a range of polar inspired work from her time spent on the ice breaking ship HMS Protector. Shelly has a published book ‘Antarctica | A creative journey’ which recounts her time spent ‘on the ice’.
Shelly has a passion for the natural world and has been fortunate enough to travel to many places to view wildlife in its natural habitat, her work is created using reference material gathered from her trips or from the daily inspiration of the landscapes and wildlife all around her home and garden in rural Worcestershire.
Shelly is also a tutor for artsafari.co.uk leading painting trips abroad and UK workshops.
Shelly manages a gallery in Ludlow, Shropshire which she set up as an artist cooperative called ‘The Artists’ Gallery’, an extensive range of her work can be viewed there as well as on her online store.