Shirley Lindgren
Acrylic/ Mixed Media

Shirley is a representational painter who loves to paint the flowers from her gardens, Central Coast Scenes, and Landscapes of California.

Shirley began her formal training with Arden Von Dewitz in Southern California. When the Lindgren family moved to Fresno, she enrolled in Fresno City College and Clovis Adult, taking classes from the area's best art instructors.

It was the late Lawrence Beane SWA who introduced Shirley to soft pastels. Further studies in pastel with notables Thomas Leighton, Albert Handell, and Urania Christy Tarbot, provided her with the ability to teach pastel painting in her home studio and at Clovis Adult, where she also instructs students in Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor, and Mixed Media.

Acrylic and Oil Painting studies with Jerome Grimmer, Carlene Kostiw, Joyce Pike, and other highly qualified artists have added to her knowledge, which she feels is an on-going experience. She has given demonstrations and workshops, and has acted as a juror throughout the San Joaquin Valley. Her work is in collections in Canada, U.S.A., Australia, and Greece.

Shirley is a member of the Kingsburg Art Association, Pastel Society of the West Coast, Morro Bay Art Association, Cayucos Art Association, and is a past president for the Clovis Art Guild, and the San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the Society of Western Artists. She is a Charter Member of Alliance of California Artists, and serves as a director.

Her paintings have won many awards, including Best of Show in the the Clovis Old West Art Festival. A Watercolor, "Sunflowers" won People's Choice Award at the 2002 Big Fresno Fair. The painting traveled throughout the state with winners of the 8th Annual Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts.