Shelley Mitchell worked as an architecural draftsman for many years before returning to the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design where she earned her Bachelors degree in Painting and
Art History. Since then she has shown professionally in both group and solo shows in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island,Ontario and Maine. Her work is represented in the Canadiana Fund State Art Collection in Ottawa as well as many private and corporate collecitons in Canada, the U.S.A. and Germany.
"Art is not always a strictly aesthetic process; it is a means of imposing form on our thoughts and experience so we can recognize our desires and fears. I render the space and objects around me to give meaning and value to them and as a meditation. The resulting paintings embody serenity and balance and an escape into a tranquil moment."