As an emerging artist, Bauer was primarily under the private tutelage of artist and oil painter, Brenda Young. Bauer describes herself as a very tactile person responding to form and texture in a hands-on manner and with a forge your own path attitude, painting what brings her peace, solitude and appreciation in life. She is unafraid to try out new methods and colours and is constantly acquiring knowledge regarding her art and herself.
Bauer follows her natural instincts and feels comfortable in nature and the outdoors and uses this as her reference point, drawing upon this passion in her work. Most of her work will originate from her surroundings and the impressions it has made upon her.
Find more of Shelley’s work on her website.