Art for me began as a four year old. I will always remember the smell of wax crayons and plastercine on my first day at school. The excitement I felt to have those big sticks of colour to play with on large sheets of butcher’s paper.

Art was always my favourite subject throughout my formative years, but it wasn’t until I decided to attend Perth Technical College to study for a Diploma of Art and Design in 1990 that I became serious about a career in art and have been focused on producing original artworks, since graduating with a Diploma of Art and Design in 1992.

My work has developed toward impressionist realism, with my paintings capturing the immediacy of the subject. The use of a vibrant palette creates the spontaneity and freshness depicting the unique light and colours of Western Australia.

I have exhibited throughout Western Australia and performed many popular demonstrations and conducted workshops to art groups in Perth and surrounding country centres. I have won numerous awards throughout my career and my work is represented in private and regional collections in the UK, China, USA, New Zealand and Australia.

Art trips to the Pilbara and The Kimberley, inland Australia, Italy, Greece and India have led to my use of pastels, oils and gouache to capture the essence of these diverse lands. In the mid 90’s I settled in the hills of Byford, building a studio/gallery in which I continue to derive great pleasure in producing works of my beloved coastal scenes, private commissions as well as spectacular Northwest artworks.

“ Be inspired by the footprints of life, but be guided by your own journey”
Shirley Fisher

Recent Exhibitions

2018 AHOSAT Open Studio
2018 Solo exhibition Veranda
2017 AHOSAT Open Studio
2016 Group Exhibition “So Unexpected”
2015 Group Exhibition “So Unexpected”
2014 Solo exhibition Myattsfield Winery – Carmel
2013 Cystic Fibrosis Spring Rose art Show
2013 Margaret River Independent school Winner – Best in Show
2013 Winner – Peoples Choice
2011 Group Exhibition “Ore Inspired” (Life of Iron) The York Mill Gallery
2011 Beverley Art Award
2011 Harvey Art Award
2011 Newdegate Field Day Art exhibition
2011 Byford Progress Association Art Exhibition
2009 Solo Exhibition ‘New Horizons’ Tresillian Art Centre
2009 Solo exhibition Tresillian Art Centre Nedlands “Red Dirt White Sand”
2008 Solo Exhibition Myattsfield Winery – Carmel

A selection of Shirley’s work