2/1/2020 From 4 - 6 PM
1/16/2020 - 2/8/2020
This exhibition features the beautiful and vibrant work of Phyllis Shipley. Her bright and energetic style is well known and her works are seen in galleries from Florida to New York.
Phyllis Shipley has been producing fine art paintings for the past thirty (30) years and has been a successful gallery owner, a successful art show participant and award winner, and a continual student in the details of watercolor and acrylics. Phyllis Shipley began painting in the early 1980's. Always loving the arts, following years of playing and teaching music with the organ and piano, raising children, and a successful career as a purchasing executive with a major chemical corporation, the time was right to pursue her new found passion of painting.
Artist Shipley, a native of Johnson City, Tennessee, opened her first gallery in 1984 in a gift shop in Kingsport, Tennessee, where she painted a large 12’x28’ mural in the Tea Room. Later, becoming a full time artist, she opened her gallery in October of 1992 in Johnson City. Nestled amongst some major chain stores the simple white building with the maroon awning was often described as a "hidden jewel" by customers. Stepping inside, the gallery showed the artist’s vivid imagination in using the vivacious colors of her palette. Her inclusion of nationally known bronze and glass sculptures, jewelry, carvings and raku pottery artists completed the essence of her gallery vision.