Shelley Locke

Shelley Locke is an internally driven and self-taught acrylic artist from St. Catharines, Ontario. Born with severe hearing loss Shelley’s motto ‘I may be deaf but I hear colour’ is apparent in her vibrant pieces, wide range in subject matter and style. Collectors of Shelley’s art range from Dufferin County to the Golden Horseshoe as well as here in the Niagara Region. ‘It makes me happy every time I walk by it’, a quote from the buyer of Shelley’s first commission piece. Just recently, Shelley was invited to display at an upcoming-juried exhibition by the Parkway Artists Guild at the Niagara Botanical Gardens.
An adventurous spirit and travel junkie Shelley has zip-lined in Costa Rica and slept at the base of a live volcano, travelled Bali by motorbike and tackled the rapids of the Ottawa River in a two-man kayak. At a young age, Shelley tried her hand at writing then much later poetry taking first place in two local writing and poetry contests as well as short-listed in The Writers’ Union of Canada Postcard Story Competition. With two college diplomas in Horticulture and Environmental Management, and while raising a son Shelley continued her creative journey through landscape design before turning to acrylics.
Shelley currently resides in St. Catharines and works in Administration for a local company in Niagara Falls while continuing to hone her skills on canvas.


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