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Emmanuel Cooper
Thames & Hudson 2009

"......Shirley Leslyn Sheppard makes effective use
of doll-like imagery to comment on perceptions of
gender, sexuality and desire."

Welcome to my world of art.  I am an artist who has no boundaries.  I love colour and I love life.  I watch and observe the things around me and these inspire my imagination to produce works of art in whichever medium I feel appropriate.

In July 2005 I was awarded a First Class Honours Degree in Art & Design (Crafts) from Brighton University.  I am confident in a wide variety of materials and techniques, and feel most comfortable using soft malleable materials such as yarns, fabrics and more recently clay.   The natural progression from each of the different mediums I use has always been underlined by my ability to draw and my love of colour and texture.  Frequently my work is anthropomorphic and I am in an enviable position to be able to draw down from my observations of life and people using either the inner theatre of my over productive imagination, cherished characters or archetypes, friends or acquaintances.

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