Joyce Shelton
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I experiment • I learn • I grow • I share

who am i?

Am I an illustrator or am I a fine artist? Depends on the day and the mood. Do I have to choose? I think I’ll choose to be both.

Gouache On Paper

Gouache On Paper

Illustration & Surface Design

I have focused on commercial illustration for most of my career. I began as a fashion illustrator for a major department store. When that job ended, I moved on to freelance illustration. For well over a decade, now, my efforts have been concentrated on surface design and product development. For a partial list of clients and to view my illustration and surface design portfolio click here.

Acrylic On Canvas

Acrylic On Canvas


It is my desire, of late, to slow down, take more time with nature and express the beauty around me through painting. I am inspired by the artists of the post-impressionist movement. Whether painting in acrylics, oils or on my I-pad, the bold colors and expressive brushstrokes of those masters continuously feed my passion for painting. To view my painting portfolio click here.


My Mission

“i Must have flowers. Always and always”

C l a u d e M o n e t



Visit my blog

I like to share studio tips and painting processes - things I have learned along my journey, words of encouragement, whatever might be on my easel…perhaps a recipe, craft, entertaining or lifestyle idea. Creative camaraderie and encouragement is the theme of my blog.



My art is available for a variety of products including but not limited to stationery, gift wrap, dinnerware, paper products, and giftware. Are you a manufacturer or buyer of art for licensing? If so…

buy original art

New original works can be seen and purchased here as they become available. I strive to create a variety of sizes and price points for my work. It is my goal to provide affordable, original art for every home and budget.