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Shelley Bain / Shelley’s Art

Mixed Media

Hometown: Rockville, MD

Shelley Bain creates fine art paintings, collages and needle-felted purses. She didn’t express herself artistically much at all until her husband gave her some wood carving tools for Christmas. He is a wood carver himself and he had an inkling that she’d enjoy the creative outlet.

She experimented with wood carving for a while and switched to painting when she moved to a new home where she didn’t have the right space for wood carving.

Her wall paintings are figurative, abstract and realistic. She says her needle-felted purses are made with a process that is “a lot like painting but without the paint!” The purses are often her best selling items though the acrylic abstract figure paintings are what she loves creating most.

Shelley enjoys hearing others’ reactions to her work. Stop by at a Sugarloaf Crafts Festival and say hello!