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Shelley Minchew

I have always loved color, design, architecture, photography, fashion, cooking, travel and art. Having raised a family of four children and too many English Bulldogs to count, I now realize that the past 30 years have been spent gathering memories and inspiration for my art.  

I graduated from Louisiana State University (Geaux Tigers) and have studied art, design, architecture and photography. Shelley is an award-winning interior and home designer. I am inspired by the artistic techniques of Gary Bodner, Violet Parkhurst and Monet.  

Living near the ocean in Santa Rosa Beach has inspired me to use my talents and past experiences to paint. Shades of blue and turquoise, pink sands, and golden sunsets are a part of my everyday life and I want to share them through my art.  I use acrylics, plasters, gel, oil, paper and glaze to bring life to the beauty of the sky, ocean, sand and sunsets along 30A. My faith has allowed my imagination to put these beautiful colors of nature onto canvas or wood. 

Each of my paintings include a “hidden truth”- a special message or quote intended for just the right person. Poets and scholars such as Emily Dickinson, Longfellow, Helen Keller and Solomon write these gathered truths.  

Mark Twain said it best when he said, “to get the full value of joy, you must have someone to divide it with.”

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