Artist Shirley Fachilla

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Perhaps Robert Barrett Browning said it best...
"We're made so that we love
First when we see them painted, things we have passed
Perhaps a hundred times nor cared to see;
And so they are better painted - better to us,
Which is the same thing. Art was given for that..."
Robert Barrett Browning Fra Lipppo Lippi
In my painting, whatever the ostensible, and often quite ordinary, subject, I attempt to find and show the beauty and the mystery that surrounds us each and every day.
About Me...
I’m an oil painter who usually paints a la prima (in one session) whether my subject is a landscape, still life or a figure. In my paintings, I enjoy exploring the patterns that light creates, light that can color a hand the same hue as the skirt on which its rests or by its absence, create shadows to hide a different reality.   
Working from life in both landscape and figure is my joy. I am lucky to live in Middle Tennessee, where extraordinary subjects wait around every corner. 
I am presently a member of The Chestnut Group, Plein Air Painters for the Land and am a signature member of Women Painters of the West (WAOW) and an elected artist member of the American Artists Professional League.
I have paintings in the collections of the Tennessee State Museum and in the Dunnegan Gallery of Art in Bolivar, Missouri.   
Selected Juried Exhibits and Awards
 Viewpoint 47
2015 National Juried Art Competition
Eisele Gallery of Fine Art 
Cincinnati, Ohio 
Best of Show
Award Judge Robert Hagberg
Viewpoint 50
2018 National Juried Art Competition
Greenwich House Gallery
Cincinnati, Ohio 
American Impressionist Society
17th AnnualNational Juried Exhibition 2016
Howard/Mandville Gallery
Kirkland, Washington
90th Grand National Exhibition
American Artists Professional League, 2018
The Salmagundi Club
New York, NY
Allied Artists of America
100th Annual Juried Exhibit, 2013
National Arts Club NYC
The Best of America 
National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS)
2012, 2013 and 2017
Honorable Mention in 2012
First Online Exhibit of NOAPS in 2013
Fall Online Exhibit of NOAPS in 2013
Spring Online [...]

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