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A Long Lunch by Shirley Fachilla
(Oil on Linen)
Artist Shirley Fachilla often works wet-on-wet -- finishing her oil paintings in one session. Shirley explores a number of subjects within the context of her painting practice. Her paintings, be it a figure painting or landscape, reveals the essence of time... capturing a moment that pleases the eye.
Against the Red by Shirley Fachilla
Concerning her work, artist Shirley Fachilla has remarked, "I enjoy painting from life both when working with a model and when painting landscapes. I am lucky to live in Middle Tennessee, where extraordinary subjects wait for me around every corner." She adds, "In my painting, whatever the ostensible, and quite often very ordinary, subject, I attempt to find and show the beauty and the mystery that surrounds us, every one of us each and every day."
Art critic Brian Sherwin commented on artist Shirley Fachilla's paintings, stating, "Of the work I've viewed... I would describe Shirley Fachilla's paintings as visual whispers that express moments that have passed. A fleeting glimpse of a conversation... a moment of concern or joy -- Shirley captures the essence of moments that surround us."
The Tenderness of Youth by Shirley Fachilla
(Oil on Linen)
You can learn more about artist Shirley Fachilla by visiting www.shirleyfachilla.com.