Now on her sixth or seventh life, she’s lost count, Shelly Forbes has come full circle.  Back to what she loves…being able to create something that captivates the viewer and pull them into the world the way she sees it.....full of color, texture, power, wonder, happiness, joy, reality, fantasy…….and hopes that it makes you question:  What you see and how does it make you feel?

Shelly Forbes current works are greatly inspired by the four classical elements - earth, air, fire and water.  The power, colors, magnitude and motions of these elements are brought to life with concrete texturing, fluid acrylics and epoxy resins.  Intense colors and textures form a liquid look that makes you want to connect with and to touch.

“Having a personal connection with each piece that you create makes it so hard to let go.  Knowing that the person that chose a particular piece, has made a connection to it, is all that you can ask for.”

                                                                                                                                                ----  Shelly Forbes


If you would like to inquire about art pieces that are for sale or would like to commission a piece, please send me a message on my contact page.



2016   Juried Exhibitor, Art Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2015   Juried Group Exhibition, ‘Arts Window On The Impact Of Weather On The Human Experience’, The National Weather Center Biennale, at the National Weather Center on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman, Oklahoma (Juror Mel Chin)

              2014   Solo Show, Obelisk Home, Springfield, Missouri

              2014   Solo Show Paseo Artworks, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


2015   Large Scale Painting – ‘Eminence’, 36” x 96”, Hotel Vandivort, Springfield, Missouri

2014   Large Scale Private Commission, ‘Shine’, 46” x 46”

2014   Large Scale Private Commission ‘Shimmering Onyx’, 40” x 40”

Print media:

2016   Xanadu Art Gallery Catalogue – January Issue

2015   417 Home Magazine Fall Edition – Local Artist Feature Article

2015   417 Home Magazine Summer Edition- 2015 Home Design Awards – Children’s Suite

2015   The National Weather Center Biennale Catalogue



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Galleries:       Xanadu Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona -  Obelisk Home, Springfield, Missouri