Kathleen Shellrude was born in Winnipeg in 1976 and graduated from the U of W in 2005, after which she taught on multiple continents and worked with street involved women.
She taught herself art during a lengthy hospitalization in 2015; filling dozens of art journals while working through clinical depression and major addiction issues. Since then she’s been prolific; painting mixed media, whimsical, and dreamlike landscapes and creatures. She looks forward to her second solo show “27 Tears” (April 2019) which will showcase the love, hurt, and history of a best friendship.
She can be found at www.kshellrude.com
This collection explores the extraordinary that I find in ‘ordinary’ nature, wildlife, and relationships. I’m often alone and sometimes lonely; so I’ve created these characters to comfort me, and hopefully to comfort you too. Each radiates the gratitude I feel when thinking about where I’ve been and where I now am. Everyone needs compassion, and this collection is either willing to lend that to you or encourages you to gift it to others.