About the Artist
Shelley began his artistic career as a printmaker for the distinguished artist Michael Rothenstein RA in the early 70’s, and went on to teach printmaking at Goldsmith University and Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in London.
He has won the John Purcell Paper Award for Outstanding Printmaking in 2005 and the Aberystwyth Purchase Prize in 2009.
In his work, Shelley explores the dynamic relationship between abstract form and colour. His unique silkscreen prints are created by multiple ink applications onto gessoed and pigmented canvas.
Work by Shelley is held in public and private collections. His enigmatic silkscreen print ‘Move To White’ is held in the British Museum Department of Prints and Drawings.