Artist Profile: Shelly Pinto

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Bursting ForwardTitle: Bursting Forward

Medium:Mixed Media

Size:36 x 36"

Price:$750.00

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CirclesTitle: Circles

Medium:Mixed Media

Size:12 x 12"

Price:$280.00

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PentagonsTitle: Pentagons

Medium:Acrylic

Size:12 x 12"

Price:$280.00

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SquaresTitle: Squares

Medium:Mixed Media

Size:12 x 12"

Price:$280.00

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TrianglesTitle: Triangles

Medium:Mixed Media

Size:12 x 12"

Price:$280.00

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SeekTitle: Seek

Medium:Encaustic

Size:8" x 8"

Price:$200.00

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Not a wallflowerTitle: Not a wallflower

Medium:Mixed Media

Size:24" x 24"

Price:$300.00

MarvelousTitle: Marvelous

Medium:Acrylic

Size:8" x 7.5"

Price:SOLD

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Color Study 4Title: Color Study 4

Medium:Acrylic

Size:8" x 8"

Price:$230.00

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Blue Moroccan WindowTitle: Blue Moroccan Window

Medium:Mixed Media

Size:30" x 24"

Price:$550.00

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White Moroccan WindowTitle: White Moroccan Window

Medium:Mixed Media

Size:18" x 18"

Price:$450.00

Shelly Pinto

1902 East 28th Avenue
N Kansas City, MO 64116

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Bio:

Patterns, colors, and shapes provide links to my history, my environment, and my inner thoughts. I begin my mixed media paintings by mixing colors, cutting shapes, and overlapping patterns.  The process of layering and mixing reveals an inner calm and also a connection to the world.  I find that patterns and repetition represent an historical structure and insight into life's interlocking balance. I often see my artwork as a colorful kaleidoscope that I adored as a child.  My childhood memories are full of color and evolving patterns.  The fascination with color and the movement of patterns has always been a part of me. I can spend hours getting lost mixing colors and manipulating shapes.  I have lovely memories of time spent arranging color palettes, patterns and shapes for fibers works as a kid, never thinking that would continue to grow in me as an adult.  After graduating from KCAI with a painting degree and working at Hallmark Cards, I co-founded with my husband a handmade paper company called Shizen Design. The company designs and sells screen print papers from India.  I use these papers in my mixed media paintings. The merging of the exotic surface patterns and the culture of India has imparted designs that blend together my history and cultural experiences to create a truly international and unique vision in my artwork.