Shirley J. Crowell
  • Female
  • Collinsville, IL
  • United States
  • 62234
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Shirley J. Crowell is now friends with Patricia ann Clark, Beverly A. Jones and Peggy Franz
Sep 20, 2013
Shirley J. Crowell commented on Shirley J. Crowell's photo

Landfill Art Project

"Landfillart is an international effort encompassing one-thousand-forty-one (1,041) artists to claim a piece of rusted metal garbage, old automobile hub caps from the 1930’s through the 1970’s, and create fine artist…"
Nov 13, 2012
Rose Marie Lynch Waugh and Shirley J. Crowell are now friends
Nov 12, 2012
Shirley J. Crowell left a comment for Katherine Dickerson
"Welcome to myslart, Katherine.  Hope to see some pics of your work soon.  Glad to see you here."
Oct 19, 2012
Shirley J. Crowell left a comment for Marlene Weeks
"Welcome to myslart, Marlene. "
Oct 19, 2012
Shirley J. Crowell left a comment for Stephen Schisler
"Welcome to myslart, Stephen.  Glad to see you here.Your work is very interesting and unusual, I like it. "
Oct 19, 2012
Shirley J. Crowell left a comment for Brian Hoef
"Welcome to myslart, Brian.  Would love to see some pics of your work.  I also am a resident of 62234 (Collinsville).  Michelangelo was my first love in the art world, too."
Oct 19, 2012
Shirley J. Crowell posted a status
"Check out my work with Hubcap Project: (page 12)"
Oct 19, 2012
Shirley J. Crowell left a comment for Connie Caveglia Mielke
"Hi, Connie! 'Glad to see you here. I looked at your site and your work is so wonderful. I'm happy for you! Shirley"
Sep 26, 2012
Shirley J. Crowell commented on Shirley J. Crowell's photo

Window and Silk

"Thank you, Patricia for the kudos.  I love old windows too. "
Aug 12, 2012
Patricia Badman commented on Shirley J. Crowell's photo

Window and Silk

"your silk painting is absolutely marvelous! love the colors, shapes and lines in your work! love the old window frame as well.  "
Jul 26, 2012
Patricia Badman commented on Shirley J. Crowell's photo


"very nice!  "
Jul 26, 2012
Shirley J. Crowell and Patricia Badman are now friends
Jul 22, 2012
Shirley J. Crowell commented on Craft Alliance's event Metal Speaks: The Art of the Narrative
"I'd like to add to the information on the Craft Alliance exhibit, "Metal Speaks: Art of the Narrative", that it was put together and is Curated by Professor Paulette Myers, of the Metalsmithing Dept. at SIUE.  That info…"
May 6, 2012
Shirley J. Crowell might attend Craft Alliance's event

Metal Speaks: The Art of the Narrative at Craft Alliance

May 4, 2012 at 10am to June 17, 2012 at 5pm
Craft Alliance (CA) is pleased to announce the opening reception of Metal Speaks: The Art of the Narrative from 6 – 8 pm on Friday, May 4 at CA’s Delmar Loop Gallery. The exhibition, which runs through June 17, features a select group of well established metalsmiths who tell stories through their artwork. The eleven exhibiting artists include Lin Stanionis, Helen Shirk, Marilyn da Silva, Jack da Silva, Namu Cho, Jung-Hoo Kim, Joe Muench, Komelia Okim, Sangsook Park, Kye-Yeon Son, Kee-Ho…See More
May 6, 2012
Shirley J. Crowell left a comment for
"Welcome to myslart, Jane, 'can't wait to see some of your painting images."
Mar 31, 2012

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Painting on silk is my main medium, although I love making jewelry and have a BFA in Metalsmithing from SIUE as well as a BFA in Textiles & minor in Ceramics, I wanted to do it all! I love photography which is a major source for my silkpainting inspiration - black & white photos of St. Louis architecture are my base. My MFA in Textiles from SIUE was completed in 1992 and I've been painting on silk since then. I work part time as a studio assistant for other artists. I am married, have a studio at home and lots of kitties outside to love on. I live on 10 acres and am inspired by the creation of everything and the Creator who put the ability to create in me!
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I find myself intrigued and captivated by mere elements of mortar and glass as their end results become architectural structures...tall and mirrored glass buildings, specifically. The large windowed forms transfers reflections of ordinary buildings into flowing illusions of mutated and curiously surreal shapes. The familiar inanimate world around me teeters on a balance of animate and unexpected imagery between what is perceived as real and what is not seen. My interest is pushing these images into that place between truth and fiction, to connect the human experience and animated planes of existence into the viewer’s subconscious mind. The viewer’s perception of these representational buildings I paint, hopefully stirs an interactive dialogue of duality’s, opposites and mixed messages when peering from this world into mine. In the end, my concerns are involving the viewer with components of mystery and ambiguity, conventional/bizarre, humorous/ominous, good/evil are the parallels I create with bold color in, on, and around my interpretations of these fantasy-like building shapes. Painting this subject matter of mortar and glass onto soft and delicate silk is a duality in and of itself, an irony.

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At 10:20am on February 6, 2012, Kathee Biaggne said…

Thanks so much for the comments. Your silk work is fabulous! I see you are on Etsy. Do you feel being on there has brought you a lot of sales or networking? I'm debating getting on.

At 7:54pm on February 5, 2012, Armando Heredia said…
Thank you, Shirley. I appreciate your comments.
At 10:17am on August 23, 2011, Jillian Palone said…

Hello Shirley!  How are you? 


At 6:11pm on November 30, 2010, Nancy McNiff said…
Thank you Shirley. I love your colors - and especially the hand painted scarves.

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