Affordable Art Fair, Singapore
"Scintillating Singapore", Raffles Hotel, Singapore
Charity Art Auction, AAS, Singapore, Singapore
Singapore Vignettes, Chan Hampe Galleries, Singapore, Singapore
6" Squared, Randy Higbee Gallery Spring Show, Costa Mesa, CA
Group Show, M2 Gallery, Houston, TX
Group Show, MossRocks Gallery, The Woodlands, TX
First Saturday in the Heights, Wind & Water
Gallery, Houston, TX
Inspired, Mo Mongs, Houston, TX
The Yard Sale, Bering & James Gallery, Houston, TX
100 Dollar Box Show, Mind Puddles, Houston, TX
100 Dollar Box Show, Gallerie Barre, Houston, TX
MFA Candidate 2013, Academy of Art University, San
About the Artist
Imagine the tale of two hearts. One beats in the deep rooted south and one flutters in the allure of the far east. Both of them belong to Shelby Dillon. Shelby was born and raised in the low wetlands of South Carolina and spent her formative years in the blue bayou and jazz filled streets of the French Quarter of New Orleans. Life and love took her to the heartland of Houston, Texas where she worked in sales for a creative arts firm. Here she realized, despite naysayers and would be cynics, that you actually can make a living doing something you love. In 2009, she relocated with her husband to Singapore, the tropical center of the orient and shipping hub of Southeast Asia. Shelby’s entrepreneurial spirit and financial skill set has enabled her to identify an unmet market need, resulting in a successful business driven by her passion for the arts.
Shelby's art is inspired by bold color, undiscovered beauty and the cultural diversity one can find in the heritage and history of Asia and the Pacific. Her true passion in life, becoming an artist, was recently discovered during her many travel adventures exploring the unassuming, vital aspects of the world we live in. Her expertise lies in capturing light, shadows and depth of color through her oil paintings. The subject of her work is influenced by her southern hospitality and curiosity for diversity; her brushes share the story of contrast between the two.
Shelby received her undergraduate degree from Tulane University and is currently seeking her Masters in Fine Arts at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco with expected completion in 2013.
-Written by Alison Kenney