Wall Flowers

abstract figurative, contemporary art, women, oil painting,


Beautifully dressed, ready to dance, but instead of being noticed, instead of basking in the spotlight, you stand in the corner and watch.  It’s difficult to be overlooked when you’ve worked so hard.  Everyone wants/needs recognition for their accomplishments and it’s not easy to just be ignored.

You know you’re ready to be seen but why isn’t anyone paying attention?

It’s been my experience that the more you focus on getting attention the less you get.  When you relax, focus on the work, and stop looking for the praise, you’ll find it comes to you.   When you’re doing good work, when you pour your heart and soul into it, eventually people will take notice.  And if for some reason they don’t, that’s OK too.  You know in your heart you’ve done your best.


20 x 20 x 1.5




One thought on “Wall Flowers

  1. I think Shelby’s work is beautiful and very technical in its delivery; however, it is also unplanned which brings about the very esoteric and organic nature also, for lack of a better and over-used word.

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