Shirley Fisher

Biography

Art for me began as a four year old with wax crayons and plasticine on my first day at school but a career in art dawned when I graduated with a Diploma of Art and Design from Perth Technical College in 1992. Pastels are my preferred medium as their vibrancy and immediacy are perfect for my painting style, but I also work in oils and wet media. Although creating artworks is a reclusive lifestyle, I’m very fortunate to live in the Byford hills sharing my beautiful garden with the natural fauna that provide a welcome distraction. A quote from Michael Kane Taylor (UWA) “Shirley Fisher’s landscapes are well-known to collectors in Australia and overseas. Her mastery of the pastel medium is exemplified in her exquisite renderings of the Western Australian littoral. The works are highly figurative whilst retaining strong expressive elements and a very evident sense of place.”

Solo Exhibitions

2014
Myattsfield Winery

2009
Red Dirt White Sand

Tresillian Art Centre

2009
New Horizons

Tresillian Art Centre

2008
Myattsfield Winery

2007
Sand and Surf

Rainier Gallery

2006
Sunrise Sunset

Tresillian Art Centre

2005
Recent paintings

The Blue Duck, Cottesloe

2003
People and Places

The King's Hotel Arts cafe

2003
Ebb and Flow

Gorepani Albany

2001
Mainly Blue

Kings Hotel Arts Cafe

2001
Water's Edge

Inside Out Design

Group Exhibitions

2016
So Unexpected

Avocado's

2015
So Unexpected

Avocado's

2011
Ore Inspired(Life Of Iron)

The York Mill Gallery

2010
Our Vibrant World

Tresillian Art Centre

2006
Rottnest Salt Store

Duo

2005
On Rottnest

Rottnest Salt Store

2004
St Marks Anglican School

Guest Artist

2003
Four Scene

Margaret River Gallery

2002
A Room with a View

with Maria Cool at Maxwell's Gallery

2001
Lasting Impressions

Houghton's Winery, Duo

2000
Favourite Images

Swan Cottage Homes

1999
Timeless Passages

Houghton's Winery Duo

1998
In View Of Rottnest

Tresillian Art Centre

1992
CMC FIne Art Graduation

His Majesty's Theatre

1991
Is Anyone There?

CMC Perth Campus

1990
Regional Identity

PICA

Awards

2013
Margaret River Independent School

People's Choice

2013
Cystic Fibrosis Spring Rose art Show

Winner Best in Show

2011
Byford Progress Association Art Exhibition

Winner - Landscape

2011
Newdegate Field day Art Award

Acquisition Prize Second Prize pastel

2011
Harvey Art Award

Winner Still Life

2011
Beverley Art Award

Winner Dry Media

2010
Pinjarra Art Awards

Three works Highly commended

2010
Minnawarra Art Awards

People's Choice

2009
Pinjarra Art Awards

Winner- Miniature painting Winner- medium size artwork category

2008
Byford Progress Association Art Exhibition

Winner- Landscape

Artist Statement

Beautiful light, pristine coastline, spectacular northwest scenery and a vibrant palette are the essential ingredients and inspiration for my artworks...................................................... ‘Be inspired by the footprints of life, but be guided by your own journey’