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Photograph of Artist DANIELLE SHELLEY
DANIELLE SHELLEY
Santa Fe, New Mexico - United States


, 2007 B2, Abstract, $368
, Monotype 2005 40, Abstract, $262
, Monotype 2005 M36, Abstract, $262

Art Starting At $262

Artist Statement

************************************** FOR MY CURRENT WORK, PLEASE GO TO: www.danielleshelley.com ************************************** MULTI-PANEL GEOMETRIC PAINTINGS: I don’t know if Donald Judd would have liked my paintings, but his installation of 100 milled aluminum boxes in Marfa, Texas, provided the jumping-off point for my current work. Seeing Judd’s boxes made me aware of my own fascination with things that are almost the same but not quite—aspens, waves, New Mexico flat-bottomed clouds. In each series of oil-painted panels, I repeat the same geometric composition, with small changes in color and shape, as many as 25 times. (A spreadsheet ensures that I never reuse the same design.) I draw lines without ruler or tape to preserve the evidence of a human hand. The time I spent in West Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer influences my use of color and visual polyrhythms. I sometimes think of my work as handmade minimalism, lyrical minimalism, even Fauvist minimalism. MONOTYPES: In making monotypes, I use brayers and my hands, rather than a press, to transfer ink from the plate to the paper, and I work without preconceived ideas. A series of monotypes usually begins with a color rather than a form. Printing by hand is somewhat unpredictable, introducing a playful element of chance. The process also lets me draw in unique ways: by scratching into the ink on the plate, by putting the paper face down on the plate and drawing on the back, by drawing with the edge of the...

Original Artworks (26)

Danielle Shelley; Monotype 2007 M5, 2007, Original Printmaking Monoprint, 11 x 14 inches. Artwork description: 241 2007- M5, monotype on polypropylene, 14x11 in. ...
Danielle Shelley
Original Monoprint, 2007
11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
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Danielle Shelley; Monotype 2007 M7, 2007, Original Printmaking Monoprint, 11 x 14 inches. Artwork description: 241 2007- M7, monotype on polypropylene, 14x11 in.  ...
Danielle Shelley
Original Monoprint, 2007
11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
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Danielle Shelley; Monotype 2007 M6, 2007, Original Printmaking Monoprint, 11 x 14 inches. Artwork description: 241 2007- M6, monotype on polypropylene, 14x11 in.  ...
Danielle Shelley
Original Monoprint, 2007
11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
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Danielle Shelley; Monotype 2007 M4, 2007, Original Printmaking Monoprint, 11 x 14 inches. Artwork description: 241 2007- M4, monotype on polypropylene, 14x11 in.  ...
Danielle Shelley
Original Monoprint, 2007
11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
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Danielle Shelley; 2007 B2, 2007, Original Collage, 8 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241  2007- B2, monotype collage on panel, 8x8x2 in. ...
Danielle Shelley
Original Collage, 2007
8 x 8 inches (20.3 x 20.3 cm)
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Danielle Shelley; Monotype 2005 40, 2005, Original Printmaking Monoprint, 15 x 21 inches. Artwork description: 241  2005- M40, monotype, 15h x 21w x 2d in. , framed with natural maple ( image: 6x6 in. ) ...
Danielle Shelley
Original Monoprint, 2005
15 x 21 inches (38.1 x 53.3 cm)
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Danielle Shelley; Monotype 2005 M36, 2006, Original Printmaking Monoprint, 12 x 15 inches. Artwork description: 241  2005- M36, monotype, 15h x 12w x 2d in. , framed with natural maple ( image: 6x6 in. ) ...
Danielle Shelley
Original Monoprint, 2006
12 x 15 inches (30.5 x 38.1 cm)
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Danielle Shelley; Monotype 2006 18, 2006, Original Printmaking Monoprint, 21 x 17 inches. Artwork description: 241  2006- M18, monotype, framed with natural maple frame, 17h x 21w x 2d in. ( image: 8h x 10w in. )  ...
Danielle Shelley
Original Monoprint, 2006
21 x 17 inches (53.3 x 43.2 cm)
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Danielle Shelley; Tai chi 11 IV 05 2, 2005, Original Drawing Pen, 21 x 17 inches. Artwork description: 241 Tai chi 11. IV. 05- 2 is one of a series of abstract ink drawings done while watching people do tai chi or qi gong. The drawing was created with black and brown pigmented acrylic markers. Image size is 13 in. wide x 9. 5 in. high. ...
Danielle Shelley
Original Pen Drawing, 2005
21 x 17 inches (53.3 x 43.2 cm)
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Danielle Shelley; Monotype 2006 M16, 2006, Original Printmaking Monoprint, 21 x 17 inches. Artwork description: 241 2006- M16, monotype, framed with natural maple frame, 17x21x2 in. ( image: 8x10 in. ) ...
Danielle Shelley
Original Monoprint, 2006
21 x 17 inches (53.3 x 43.2 cm)
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Danielle Shelley; Tai chi 16 VI 05 1, 2005, Original Drawing Pen, 21 x 17 inches. Artwork description: 241 Tai chi 16. VI. 05- 1 is one of a series of abstract ink drawings done while watching people do tai chi or qi gong. The drawing was created with black and brown pigmented acrylic markers. Image size is 13 in. wide x 9. 5 in. high. ...
Danielle Shelley
Original Pen Drawing, 2005
21 x 17 inches (53.3 x 43.2 cm)
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Danielle Shelley; Tai chi 1 XII 03 b, 2003, Original Drawing Pen, 21 x 17 inches. Artwork description: 241 Tai chi 1. XII. 03- b is one of a series of abstract ink drawings done while watching people do tai chi or qi gong. The drawings are created with a bamboo pen and a modern version of the Old Masters' walnut ink. Image size is 13 ...
Danielle Shelley
Original Pen Drawing, 2003
21 x 17 inches (53.3 x 43.2 cm)
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Danielle Shelley; Tai chi 29 IX 03 a, 2003, Original Drawing Pen, 21 x 17 inches. Artwork description: 241 Tai chi 29. IX. 03- a is one of a series of abstract ink drawings done while watching people do tai chi or qi gong. The drawings are created with a bamboo pen and a modern version of the Old Masters' walnut ink. Image size is 13 ...
Danielle Shelley
Original Pen Drawing, 2003
21 x 17 inches (53.3 x 43.2 cm)
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Danielle Shelley; Tai chi 1 XII 03 a, 2003, Original Drawing Pen, 21 x 17 inches. Artwork description: 241 Tai chi 1. XII. 03- a is one of a series of abstract ink drawings done while watching people do tai chi or qi gong. The drawings are created with a bamboo pen and a modern version of the Old Masters' walnut ink. Image size is 13 ...
Danielle Shelley
Original Pen Drawing, 2003
21 x 17 inches (53.3 x 43.2 cm)
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Danielle Shelley; Tai chi 17 XI 03 d, 2003, Original Drawing Pen, 21 x 17 inches. Artwork description: 241 Tai chi 17. XI. 03- d is one of a series of abstract ink drawings done while watching people do tai chi or qi gong. The drawings are created with a bamboo pen and a modern version of the Old Masters' walnut ink. Image size is 13 ...
Danielle Shelley
Original Pen Drawing, 2003
21 x 17 inches (53.3 x 43.2 cm)
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Danielle Shelley; Tai chi 1 XII 03 c, 2003, Original Drawing Pen, 21 x 17 inches. Artwork description: 241 Tai chi 1. XII. 03- c is one of a series of abstract ink drawings done while watching people do tai chi or qi gong. The drawings are created with a bamboo pen and a modern version of the Old Masters' walnut ink. Image size is 13 ...
Danielle Shelley
Original Pen Drawing, 2003
21 x 17 inches (53.3 x 43.2 cm)
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Danielle Shelley; Tai chi 57, 2004, Original Painting Oil, 40 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241 Based on abstract ink drawings, done from life, of people doing tai chi or qi gong. Framed size is 42 in. wide x 32 in. high; price  includes natural maple floater frame. ...
Danielle Shelley
Original Oil Painting, 2004
40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
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Danielle Shelley; Tai chi 56, 2004, Original Painting Oil, 30 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241 Based on abstract ink drawings, done from life, of people doing tai chi or qi gong. Framed size is 32 in. wide x 32 in. high; price  includes natural maple floater frame. ...
Danielle Shelley
Original Oil Painting, 2004
30 x 30 inches (76.2 x 76.2 cm)
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Danielle Shelley; Cactus and nolina, 2002, Original Drawing Pen, 21 x 17 inches. Artwork description: 241 This drawing was done outdoors, using a bamboo pen and the modern version of the Old Masters' walnut ink. Image size is 13 in. wide x 9. 5 in. high. Price includes framing with natural maple frame, off- white archival mat, and plexiglass....
Danielle Shelley
Original Pen Drawing, 2002
21 x 17 inches (53.3 x 43.2 cm)
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Danielle Shelley; Aspens VI, 2002, Original Drawing Pen, 21 x 17 inches. Artwork description: 241 This drawing was done outdoors, using a bamboo pen and the modern version of the Old Masters' walnut ink. Image size is 13 in. wide x 9. 5 in. high. Price includes framing with natural maple frame, off- white archival mat, and plexiglass....
Danielle Shelley
Original Pen Drawing, 2002
21 x 17 inches (53.3 x 43.2 cm)
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