Size: 36"W x 24"H x 0.025"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
Zion, which means “City of God,” is a lovely and light-hearted fluid painting that is a perfect blend of soft and bold imagery. A dazzling mixture of soothing colors including celestial blues, tones of gray, and glimmers of gold dust bring a sense of peace and serenity. Zion is the perfect piece for areas of your home or business where you want to have a calming and relaxing ambiance: bedrooms, sitting rooms, or doctor’s/dentist’s waiting rooms, are just a few of the many possibilities.
The back story of Zion is perhaps its most compelling feature. When I painted it, my beloved younger sister Shannon had just been diagnosed with terminal stage 4 breast cancer. I envisioned this painting would act as a reminder to all who see it to stay inspired, look forward to the future, and stay focused on the light, (God) for hope. Shannon’s illness has elevated my art to a different level because every time I see her happy, warrior smile I am motivated and inspired to create beautiful expressions of our authentic world.
Each of my glass fluid art pieces is a one of a kind production. They are all lovingly crafted on premium-quality Tuscany glass with smooth edges, much like table top glass. Fluid Art is specially designed to be displayed on any drywall and includes anchors and “stand-off” pegs to keep the glass stable against wall surfaces. The pegs also allow ambient light to reflect through the art at different angles, slightly altering the visual effect as the illumination in the space changes throughout the day.
An artist, designer and owner of Shirley’s Loft, Shirley uses acrylics, mica pigments, resin, and other materials to create free-flowing, original paintings for both living and working spaces. She begins with a blank canvas and no idea which colors will be used or how the final piece will look. Using her God-given creativity, Shirley channels her emotions and experiences through her fingers and onto the canvas. A family affair, her talented husband makes each canvas and finished pieces are named by one of her four sons. There is no lid on Shirley’s box! Her creations are inspired by her designer’s eye, but also rooted in her deep Christian faith. She doesn’t know what is next, what she’ll be called to create—because she is truly called to use her artistic gifts to reach others, with urban Cleveland Art, African Art, Christian Art, and Contemporary Abstract Art. She is excited to see what is next! In Shirley’s opinion, art should never be limited to hanging on a wall. She is an experienced interior staging specialist and interior designer—as well as an artist. For many years, she has paired her love of painting and talent for interior design to create beautiful, inspired, spaces for others. Shirley’s Loft trades in everything from contemporary and abstract art to custom tables, doors, and a whole lot more. She transforms spaces by adding color, personality, emotion and sophistication. Shirley is happy to collaborate with those wanting to commission a piece of custom art.