Overview

Shelley Anderson bronze wall reliefs are inspired by his boyhood living in west Cornwall - With titles such as LOW TIDE, LOOKING TO THE ISLAND and FLOW say it all. 

 

From the deep turquoise seas of the pacific ocean to the highest turquoise domes on the mosques of Iran, from the turquoise mines of California, famous for Navaho Indian Jewellery, to our own turquoise coves in Cornwall – Turquoise blue is the colour of life and the afterlife, a colour virtually everybody loves for its positive vibrations. Shelley Anderson's wall reliefs have a sedate beauty – they create a visual space for contemplation.

Born and brought up in the creative environment of West Cornwall artist and craftsman Shelley Anderson first started toying with metal in his dad’s garage. This led him on to train in Silversmithing and Metal Fabrication at Falmouth College of Art.

 

Shelley has since gained recognition and funding to further his work in restoration from the York Conservation Society. He has also been awarded a scholarship from the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust.

 

Shelley uses new and innovative techniques to compliment his traditional metal working skills. Inspired by roaming the coastline and landscape of West Cornwall, he lives and works in the industrial fishing port of Newlyn. 

 

By working in different metals, and recycled materials he allows the end result to be free, spare and organic, sometimes dramatic and sometimes understated. Always allowing his hand crafted materials to speak for themselves.