Shirley has a distinct and unmistakable style of mixed media collage art. Her passion for creation has been ingrained in her since her early days on a small farm in Colorado, surrounded by her loving family. Throughout her life, Shirley has explored various mediums such as calligraphy, drawing, painting, and photography, but the inspiration of Eric Carle’s “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and the discovery of mixed media collage captivated her artistic soul. She participates in numerous art shows and has representation in several galleries across the country. Through her mixed media collage art, Shirley invites viewers to embark on a visual journey where layers of materials and emotions intertwine, evoking a sense of divine wonder and curiosity. Shirley earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design with honors from Montana State University in Bozeman and currently resides in Bozeman, Montana.