Shelby Strong – Illustrator, Painter & Printer
My goal is to create bold and quirky interpretations inspired by nature and storytelling. I enjoy working with printmaking, watercolour and line work.
About the Artist
Employing a minimal palette and bold black lines, Shelby strives to strip down detailed subject matter and re-interpret it in her unique stylized manner. Her goal is to connect people with nature in a modern yet whimsical way.
Art Specific Background
2011-2013 Completed a “Visual & Creative Arts Diploma,” at Sheridan College
2013-2017 Completed a “Honours Bachelor of Illustration,” at Sheridan College
In the summer of 2016, Shelby interned with illustrator Gracia Lam at co-working space,“The Station,” 41 Richmond street west, Toronto
2017 Shelby showcased her Illustration Thesis at the “2017 Illustration Graduate Exhibit:UNSEEN (theme)” Her second semester thesis presented book cover designs from novels featuring the theme of Underdogs. The books chosen were: Precious, The Help, Holes, and The Hunger Games.
From 2017-2019 Shelby has been marketing work (with some success) mainly at, “The Framer’s Gallery” and showcased her Christmas Tree designs at “The Piano Cafe,” during the fall season of 2017. She is continuing to build her portfolio to be able to exhibit in a larger capacity.