Eclectographer / Photographer / Collage Artist Statement
I believe my art mirrors the spirit of my being.
I assemble ancient imagery, transcending time ~
stained walls, archival deeds, torn stamps, ruffled feathers,
canyon rocks, painting objects and surfaces
~ all creations in my own visual space, colors and brush strokes.
~ Richard M. Shirley
Being born and growing up in Ohio gave me many opportunities to be a student and friend to several established artists in my education.
I furthered my educational advantages at Cleveland Institute of Art graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in graphic design and sculpture. I was awarded the Mary C. Page scholarship to continue my studies in Europe. Also, I was awarded first place in the 16mm film category at the Esquire Film Festival in New York.
My art website is: richardshirley.com