Shirley Williams: Exploring the Natural World
Color and balance come naturally for award-winning artist Shirley Williams, who has been creating art for over 15 years. Having lived throughout Europe and Canada, she has acquired an understanding of the world around us, which she expresses in her work. Painting out of a warehouse in Windsor, she applies multiple layers of paint that over time is poured, dripped, spread and scraped to create stunning dimension. She says of her technique, "The painting process itself serves as an analogy for the idea that there's more going on than what we immediately experience." Seeking to expose the underlying forces of nature, her abstract, process-oriented work captures the energy of the natural world in each organic layer.