ArtBaazar Online Magazine -Featured Artist June 2020

What a wonderful surprise to discover I am a featured artist in the June 2020 addition of ArtBaazar’s Online Magazine. Even more of a surprise to discover my painting of “Swoop” has been featured on the front cover of the magazine. Acknowledgement to photographer Muneer Al Shanti for graciously providing the reference photo as inspiration [ more info ]


Fusion Art Competition – Awarded Traditional Artist Winner – May 2020.

Nicky Shelton – Awarded Traditional Artist Spotlight winner by Fusion Art for the month of May 2020.

Oil painting techniques - Albany Summer School 2020


“Oil Painting Techniques” at Albany Summer School 2021

It was an honor to have been invited to tech “Oil Painting Techniques” at the 60th anniversary of the Albany Summer School.  The school – one the longest running Summer School programmes in Australia. My class was fully booked with a team of 12 talented and enthusiastic students – all at different levels of oil [ more info ]


Oil Painting Techniques with Nicky Shelton

 Enrolments are open for Albany Summer School January 13th to 17th 2020. Come and join me in what should be a fun and rewarding experience where I will share my oil  painting techniques including how to apply tonal values, oil paint application and lots more.  I will show you skills than can easily be translated [ more info ]


Big Trip – Small Paintings

I present to you a  sample of  small bird paintings 12.5cm x 17.5 cm created whilst on a 12 month European road trip.   It seems  surreal painting Australian birds in Italy, France, Croatia and different European locations, but Aussie birds are my thing and as they say you have to follow your passion.   [ more info ]


“Mitch” Major Mitchell Roosts in California

“Mitch” Major Mitchell painted in oils 40cm x 50cm.   Dressed in salmon pink these magnificent cockatoos possess a crown befitting a king.   ” Mich” the Major Mitchell now resides on the walls of a Californian bird life art  collector who’s passion is cockatoos.  It  is lovely to share Australian birds in painted form. [ more info ]


“Swoop” Awarded – Best Painting in Show

  “Swoop” my bird painting of an Australian Magpie takes pride of honor  – Jury selected “Best in Show” by the USA based Camelback Gallery “Animal” one line painting competition.   “Swoop”  was lovingly painted in memory of my father who lost his battle with Parkinson’s disease. When asked what bird would he like me [ more info ]


Featured by IntoBirds – an online community for birdlovers

How fabulous to be featured by IntoBirds – an online magazine and community for bird lovers. Here’s a link to the full story!                

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One of My Birdlife Photographers

This is a photo of wildlife photographer Shaun Fearn standing next to my oil painting called “Edwina’s Luncheon Orb”. Shaun graciously provided the reference photo for this painting which was jury judged as a finalist in Australia’s most prestigious bird art competition – the 2017 Holmes Art Prize for Realistic Birdlife. I could not do what [ more info ]


Happy Wrensday

  Thank you to all my followers and birdie enthusiast friends for your support on “Happy Wrensdays”.   Wednesday  is a special day for lovers of birds.  Many refer to the mid week working day as hump day.  Not so for Wren admirers, who have renamed this day  ” Wrensday” in honour of the worlds [ more info ]


Invitation Accepted – Fine Art At Hale

It is a great honor to be invited to submit my Australian bird paintings to be included in the annual Fine Art at Hale School Art Exhibition. Hale School is one of Perth, Western Australia’s most prestigious private schools. The annual exhibition, which has been running for 26 years, is curated by a selection panel [ more info ]


Bird Paintings at Jahroc Galleries

Bird Paintings Available at Jahroc Galleries I am glad to announce that a selection of my bird paintings are available at Jahroc Galleries in Margaret River.  I feel honoured to have them represent my bird artworks. Jahroc is one of the leading galleries in the region with a long history in the town. It is [ more info ]


Bird Art Flying Solo – My First Exhibition

Exhibition Nerves I admit to being a bit nervous about my first solo art exhibition for my bird art.  I knew it was going to be a brave move – but nothing ventured, nothing gained! As it happened I had nothing to worry about as the exhibition was a huge success.  The turn out was [ more info ]


Exhibition support from Art Baazar

Submit Exhibition News –  Nicky’s Flying Solo this May! by Derek Lee April 12, 2018 Make sure you drop in to Nicky Shelton’s Solo Exhibition, it is a visual feast for Art Lovers and Bird Enthusiasts! A BIRD’S PERSPECTIVE. Opening Night: Friday 11 May, 2018 – 6.30pm to 9.00pm Exhibition Hours: Saturday 12 May & Sunday 13 May – [ more info ]


West Australian Magazine Article

I was pleased to see this inclusion in the West Weekend Magazine on Saturday 14 April with some very flattering words: Gorgeous Nelly here might look like she’s posing for the camera but this is actually one of the magnificent portraits on show at local artist Nicky Shelton’s debut solo exhibition, A Bird’s Perspective. Shelton’s [ more info ]


A Bird’s Perspective

My upcoming solo exhibition has now been announced. SAVE THE DATE: NICKY’S FLYING SOLO I am pleased to announce that with the encouragement of friends and family, I am hosting my first solo art exhibition – A Bird’s Perspective EXHIBITION DETAILS Date: Friday 11 May – Sunday 13 May, 2018 Venue: The Rose 78 Stirling Highway, North Fremantle [ more info ]


Whiteman Park Featured in Weekend West

The Travel Section of the Weekend West on March 17â €™18 featured Whiteman Park, and as resident birdlife artist I was included â I was pleased to welcome the 20 photographers, led by Travel Editor Steven Scourfield, to the Village  ârt Gallery, and show them my bird portraits â The feature highlighted a visit by [ more info ]


Nicky’s Early Retirement and New Life as Artist

An article written by journalist Bruce Manners for RETIRENOTES.com Nicky Shelton retired early—at the age of 53—because she wanted to and could – ‘But I hadn’t thought about what I was going to do next,’ she says. ‘I didn’t have a clue.’ That was three and a half years ago. In that time, she has been [ more info ]


Birdlife Art has a new home!

As an artist, I enjoy surrounding myself with the life that inspires me. Since finding my niche in realistic birdlife painting I have endeavoured to find a location that reflects and inspires my passion. I am proud to say I have grown from the family home front porch, to various parks and wildlife locations across [ more info ]


Edwina is a Holmes Art Prize Finalist!

Edwina’s Luncheon Orb has been selected as one of the 40 finalists in Australia’s most important bird art prize – the Holmes Art Prize. The Holmes Art Prize The Holmes Art Prize rewards excellence in realistic Australian bird art. It showcases Australia’s best birdlife artists depicting a lifelike Australian birdlife scene. This is Australia’s premier [ more info ]

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