Born in New Zealand and now living on the West Coast of Canada, Shirley is a valuable contributor to the creative scene in Richmond and Vancouver. Supported and inspired by local artists, Shirley has discovered her niche and passion for painting. She has experimented with various art media but prefers painting in oils. Her bright , bold florals display a world alive with colour and beauty. Focusing on fine detail to allow for true depth of style, Shirley says that these paintings let her enter a world full of colour. Her inspiration and love of florals stems from the beauty of the flowers her father grew for the Auckland Flower market when she was a child.