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All of my paintings are acrylic. Originals are either painted on canvas or birch wood. Prints are available in a variety of sizes and on Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper or Lyve Canvas using UV inks. The prices below are based on printing on Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper. If the size or print type you are looking for is not listed please inquire for pricing and availability. If you are going to be in the Edmonton area please feel free to email me about directly purchasing the item through me.

Rise to serenity

 

Original 16x20" SOLD (2014)

 

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Although elephants are known to weigh quite a bit they seem to walk noiselessly with grace. The Salvador Dali inspired legs of this elephant exemplify this gracefulness as the elephant rises above the busyness depicted in the cityscape below into a blooming lotus flower. 

 

hitched to the universe

 

Original 10x16" SOLD (2014)

 

Limited Edition Prints

 

This painting was inspired by one of my favourite quotes “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe” – John Muir. I’m going to nerd out a bit but it is very fascinating how wolves can have such an amazing effect on their surrounding ecosystem through trophic cascade, they can even change the functioning of rivers! This painting comes close to hinting at this intriguing relationship as the wolf and flowers become one.

Spirit foxes

 

Original 36x48" SOLD (2014)

 

Limited Edition Prints

 

A psychic once told me that my spirit animal was a fox… so I went a little crazy with the inspiration for this one. The fox offers teachings about dealing with obstacles and in resistance in life with intelligence rather than confronting them head on. They remind you to keep a sense of humor about the lessons you learn and use them to support your ability to find the sharpest and smartest solution to any problem.

 

Circles

 

Original 16x20' SOLD (2014)

 

Limited Edition Prints

 

The circle is recognized as a symbol of wholeness and integration with the centre; it is a universal symbol for the spirit. I painted many circles into the detail of this painting after being inspired by a drop in Aikido drop in class – this Japanese martial art focused on using the power of circles in self defense. By using entering and turning movements the force of the attacker can be re-directed rather than opposing it head-on. Pretty cool!

 

Just breathe

 

Original 10x16" SOLD (2014)

 

Limited Edition Prints

 

The hansa hand is used to ward off the “evil eye.” Have you ever noticed how you can usually sense someone staring at you, or if you stare at someone too long they usually sense it and end up looking your way? I feel as though there is definitely a force behind the eyes! This painting will ward off any stink eyes! And do your part by only looking at others with love and kindness.

 

Hippie lion

 

Original 16x20" (2014)

 

Limited Edition Prints

 

The lion is associated with a positive representation of self-confidence and personal power. I gave myself complete freedom during the process of completing the layers of colors found within this painting so that they could exude a sense of fun and playfulness that can only be found when you don’t hold back who you are to impress anybody else. Be proud of who you are no matter how chaotic and colourful you may be.

 

the winds of colour

 

Original 10x16" SOLD (2014)

 

Limited Edition Prints

 

Do you ever wonder the real meaning behind a dream catcher? It was believed by the Native Americans that dreams are sent to us by sacred spirits. The hole in the center of the dream catcher allows the good through while the web captures the bad where they stay trapped until they disappear in the morning light. The feathers are hung as a symbol of breath or the importance of air.

 

the truth about bermuda

 

Original 16x20" SOLD (2014)

 

Limited Edition Prints

 

A rendition of the “sinking ship theme” for the 2014 Bermuda Festival Music and Art Festival in Edmonton. Stay tuned to see what I come up with for the 2015 festival!

 

get me to the sea

 

Original 48x48" SOLD (2014)

 

Limited Edition Prints

 

There is something so unexplainably great about being near the ocean. It’s refreshing, captivating relaxing and invigorating all at the same time. And it is the habitat of some of the world’s most amazing creatures. This painting was inspired by Hawiian humpback whales, which in the past have become endangered due to decades of whaling. Although their numbers are now increasing they are still endangered.

 

sunbeams

 

Original 10x16" SOLD (2014)

 

Limited Edition Prints

 

Positive thinking makes you beautiful! This grizzly yet colourful face was inspired by the Roald Dahl quote – “If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely!”

 

CHeer up turt

 

Original Available 20x20" (2015)

 

Limited Edition Prints

 

Don't let that frown get you upside down. See the light in everything.

guided  by  instincts

 

Original 16x20" SOLD (2014)

 

Limited Edition Prints

 

When you are faced with a challenge don’t be afraid to listen your initial gut feeling or instincts. Give it a few moons and sleep on it but if your still confused look within and do what you feel most passionate about. 

 

Choose  your  thoughts

 

Original 16x20" SOLD (2014)

 

Limited Edition Prints

 

If you are a worry wort like me you will appreciate the power behind choosing one thought over another to stand up against stress. Calm your mind and change your thought process, it won’t be easy but your overall wellbeing will appreciate any effort! 

 

swift  guidance

 

Original 36x48" SOLD (2014)

 

Limited Edition Prints

 

A psychic once told me that my spirit animal was a fox… so I went a little crazy with the inspiration for this one. This fox painting was a commission based off of the original painting of mine, “Spirit Fox.” The client asked for a replica of the painting as the original was already sold. It was a very exciting experience to see whether I could recreate a painting that grew from spontaneous mark making and little direction. 

 

spirit owl

 

Original 16x20" SOLD (2015)

 

Limited Edition Prints

 

The owl is symbolic of a transition in life. If you've been seen or dreamt of owls lately perhaps exciting changes are coming your way!

 

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Harold.

 

Original 16x20" SOLD (2015)

 

Limited Edition Prints.

 

Harold is a basic bear. He loves his pumpkin spice lattes and he's not afraid to admit it. 

Call of The wolves.

 

Original 24x36" SOLD (2015)

 

Limited Edition Prints.

 

Past. Present. Future. Inhale the future, exhale the past. Be present in the moment. The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn the past, worry about the future, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.

MOOSE.

 

Original 30x40" SOLD (2015)

 

Limited Edition Prints.

 

Moose are awkward yet graceful and large yet able to move very swiftly and silently when need be. They are a symbol of balance reminding us when to use gentleness and when to use strength. 

Moonlight muse.

 

Original 16x20" SOLD (2015)

 

Limited Edition Prints.

 

Dreaming by moonlight.

Ruler of the skies.

 

Original 36x36" SOLD (2015)

 

Limited Edition Prints.

 

As eagle guides and drifts he teaches us to use our energies wisely, as he flies fast and furious his flight teaches us to be swift and focused to reach our goals. The eagle teaches us that we need to learn when to coast and when to accelerate.

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Handy framing tips!

 

Okay so great news, you are interested in purchasing a print! Now to frame it....

 

Print Size: 14x11" - I recommend a 16x20" frame with a 12x16: mat. The IKEA "VIRSERUM" frame 41x51 cm (16x20") frame with the 31x41 cm (12x16") frame works great

 

Print Size: 14x19" - will fit a 17x21" frame (this will accommodate for the white around the outside of the print and will leave room for the hand written signature I put on each one!) 

 

Print Size: 11x11" or 14x14" - square prints are designed to accommodate mat boards as that is the proper archival way to frame them. If you do not wish to mat the print you can choose a frame to match the size of the paper.

 

Please feel free to email me if you have any further questions, I am more than happy to help!

Shelby Willis Art | shelbywillisart@gmail.com | (780) 902-8573

ALL RIGHTS FOR THESE AMAZING PAINTINGS ARE RESERVED TO  Shelby Willis, They must not be reproduced.

soul on fire.

 

Original Available 36x36" (2016)

 

Limited Edition Prints Available.

 

Be fearless in pursuit of what sets your soul on fire. This psychedelic bison was the result of experimenting with some new colors and many dedicated hours of fur painting. One of my favorite paintings yet!

Just the bearnecessities.

 

Original Available 30x40" (2016)

 

Limited Edition Prints Available

 

A playful reminder that the simple life can be good too. This bear is painted on birch wood canvas with the birch wood left exposed in the background for a more subtle effect. 

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the power of your vision.

 

Original 20x20 SOLD (2016)

 

Limited Edition Prints Available

 

The intensity of the eyes of a Leopard speaks to their nature to be focused and confident. The Leopard is a symbol of visualizing and manifesting your goals. And who says you can't do it with a little style

goldie deer.

 

Original 16x20 SOLD (2016)

 

Named Goldie because I used highlights of gold paint to bring out his fur, so when the sun shines on it or you walk by you might see a little sparkle (and who can't use a little sparkle in their lives or on their walls!). 

While you are living, stay as close to love as you can.

 

Original 18x24" SOLD (2016)

 

Limited Edition Prints Available

 

Barn Owls in acrylic.

wise  fox.

 

Original 16x20" SOLD (2016)

 

Limited Edition Prints Available.

 

When you realize there is nothing lacking the whole world belongs to you ❤ - Lao Tzu

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Good thoughts grow flowers.

 

Original 16x20" SOLD (2016)

 

Limited Edition Prints Available.

 

Tend to your thoughts with care, they have the power to grow weeds or flowers.

magic in the air.

 

Original 18x24" SOLD (2016)

 

Limited Edition Prints Available.

 

Barn owls have excellent hearing and are capable of hunting in absolute darkness relying on sound alone. Most other species of owl can hunt in mere darkness but require some light to see.The barn owl spirit animal taps into being open to finding exactly what you need where others may see nothing.

the power of imagination.

 

Original Available 12x16" (2016)

 

Limited Edition Prints Available.

 

The Power of Imagination Makes Us Infinite - John Muir

Bengal soul.

 

Original 20x20" SOLD (2016)

 

Limited Edition Prints Available.

 

 

totem  bear.

 

Original Available 18x24" (2016)

 

Limited Edition Prints Available.

 

Painted on a birchwood canvas.

the  night watch.

 

Original 18x36" SOLD (2016)

 

Limited Edition Prints Available.

 

Wolf spirit, the protector of the forest.

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chaos to brilliance.

 

Original 36x24" SOLD (2016)

 

Limited Edition Prints Available.

 

"Before the beginning of great brilliance, there must be chaos." 

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sunshine in my pocket.

 

Original 30x20"  (2017)

 

Original and Limited Edition Prints Available.

 

If we really love ourselves, everything in our life works. So keep that sunshine handy and love yourself fiercely, loyally and unapologetically. 

pelican breeze.

 

Original 22x28" (2017)

 

Original and Limited Edition Prints Available.

 

The tropical orange background will have you wanting to fly south with the pelicans. The pelican spirit animal symbolizes selflessness but also serves as a reminder of the importance of taking the time to care for yourself too. 

Howl to the universe.

 

Original 20x20" (2017) SOLD

 

Limited Edition Prints Available.

 

Raise your standards and the universe will meet you there. Don't loose patience with what you are working on. Keep your dreams big! If you shoot for the stars and hit the moon you will still have accomplished something huge! While setting big goals doesn't ensure you will meet them, not setting them will almost guarantee you don't. Historically those who have achieved the most are the ones who set out to do great things against all odds. So get out there and go for it! Do the things that make your heart beat faster!  

if I had wings.

 

Original 14x18" SOLD (2017)

 

Limited Edition Prints Available.

 

"I want to think again of Dangerous and Noble things. I want to be Light and Frolicsome. I want to be Improbable Beautiful and afraid of Nothing as though I had W i n g s." - Mary Oliver.

daisy horns.

 

Original 18x24" (2017)

 

Original and Limited Edition Prints Available.

 

Whimsical bison with unique daisy horns! 

moose 150.

 

Original 36x36" (2017)

 

Original and Limited Edition Prints Available.

 

Happy Canada 150! What's more suiting that to celebrate with a moose!?. 

A Whales's tale love story.

 

Original 36x48" (2017)

 

Limited Edition Prints Available.

 

I always love a painting with a story, and this one is very close to my heart. The image of this waving humpback will forever have a place in my memory. This was my view from my kayak, shortly before I said yes to a forever love. Maybe I got a little imaginative with the beaming rays of sunshine but hey, that day did end with the most beautiful sunset. I am so thankful for such a magical day, and this magical love I have found. 

sunshine fox .

 

Original 18x24"  SOLD (2018)

 

Limited Edition Prints Available.

 

"Keep Your Face Always Toward The Sunshine And The Shadows Will Always Fall Behind You" - Walt Whitman 

inhale confidence .

 

Original 20x24"  SOLD (2018)

 

Limited Edition Prints Available.

 

The one thing you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. 
To me, this painting is vibrating with some serious girl power. Maybe it's because I was painting it while listening to some inspiring #girlboss podcasts... I don't know, but I'm loving these empowering vibes!

Joy.

 

Original 24x36" (2018)

 

Original and Limited Edition Prints Available.

 

"In today's rush, we all think too much - seek too much - want too much - and forget about the joy of just being" - Eckhart Tolle. 
I love naming my paintings after the lessons or quotes that speak to me at the moment in my life that they are created in. I know I have an addiction to living in the future, planning for the future and worrying about the future. Going to work on slowing down and appreciating the present. 💗 Wondering where you spend most of your time - past, present or future?

a million  dreams.

 

Original 16x20" SOLD (2018)

 

Limited Edition Prints Available.

 

A Million Dreams Are Keeping Me Awake. ✨ My mind runs endlessly with all the things I would like to do, and all the paintings I would like to paint! To me, this owl had the magical feel of a million dreams, and is representative of my nocturnal instinct to think about EVERYTHING the moment my head hits the pillow! 

find your zen.

 

Original 20x20" SOLD (2018)

 

Limited Edition Prints Available.

 

Everyone has their own way of quieting their mind, and finding peace from within.

To the loon that helped me find my zen while paddle boarding in Canmore, this painting is for you! 

dont hide your magic.

 

Original 20x20" SOLD (2018)

 

Limited Edition Prints Available.

 

Do the universe a favor and don’t hide your magic! Everyone has a unique gift or talent to share with the world, so don’t let fear or self-doubt hold you back from being authentically you. Squandering our gifts brings distress to our lives, while sharing our gifts and talents with the world can provide the most powerful sense of connection. The world wants to see what you have to offer. 

aztec bear.

 

Original 36x36" (2018)

 

Original and Limited Edition Prints Available.

 

“Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better” – Albert Einstien. I love this quote and totally think it’s true. It can be very easy to get caught up in our own bubbles of reality, where minor things and stresses can start to grow out of proportion; however, I have always found that there is no better cure than taking some time in nature. This painting is also inspired by of course, Aztec patterns, one of my favorite patterns for outerwear. 

magnetic.

 

Original 30x40" (2018)

 

Original and Limited Edition Prints Available.

 

When you are radically yourself, you become magnetic! It’s true. Things will start to fall into place and people want to be around you. I know when I meet someone who is comfortable in their own skin, I feel inspired!  

dwell in the peace

 

Original 24x36" (2018)

 

Original and Limited Edition Prints Available.

 

Treasure the Moments. Be Present for the Grace. Be Awake for the Joy. Dwell in the Peace. Live More, Worry Less. I have always been a big fan of the quote “this too shall pass” – it helped me get through some situations that seemed very difficult in the moment, while remembering that the feeling associated with them wouldn’t last forever. One day however, it struck me that this phrase also speaks to some of the greatest moments in our lives. Those too don’t last for ever, so it is important to be present, and soak them in for all that they are, while you can. 

wild heart.

 

Original 20x20" (2018)

 

Original and Limited Edition Prints Available.

 

The Lynx spirit animal encourages you to be more playful and flexible in your life. She pushes you to reach out for more opportunities, break out of our molds, and change routines. Play is just as essential to our health and functioning as rest. We’ve all got so much to do and so little time, that the idea of doing anything unrelated to the to do list can actually create stress. It can be easy to convince ourselves that play is a waste of our precious time, however, play helps us deal with difficulties, provides a sense of expansiveness, promotes mastery of our craft, and is an essential part of the creative process. In the long run, work does not work without play.

the universe says yes.

 

Original 24x30" (2018)

 

Original and Limited Edition Prints Available.

 

The Universe will ALWAYS say yes when you put your intentions out there, and persistently support them with a positive and grateful mindset. It may not be exactly how you planned, but that’s the beautiful part about it. The Universe responds well to an open mind. 

wall flower.

 

Original 18x24" SOLD (2018)

 

Limited Edition Prints Available.

 

Plant your own garden, and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. Don’t be afraid to bloom. 

i love you to the mountains and back.

 

Original 20x20" (2018)

 

Original and Limited Edition Prints Available.

 

The mountain sheep spirit animal is compassionate and creative. The spiral horns symbolize the infinite universe and it’s never ending creative energy. If this is your spirit animal, you were born to be a big thinker and doer, so go for it! All of it!