ABOUT THE ARTIST
"I want to capture the feelings, colors, and textures the world provides to us to see and experience.
I do this through photography (DSLR and Infrared)—Come see my world!”
Shirley Smith utilizes her eyes, various digital cameras, and post processing techniques along with her sense of wonder to capture the beauty and inspiration of Mother Nature and beyond! Her expertise in digital photography allows Shirley to share these moments and feelings with you, the viewer. Please enjoy her photographic art images that record the world around us by remembering and sharing memories from your own life. Perhaps, you will see a favorite in a different light!
Shirley took up the study and hobby of photography in 2012 upon a request from Bruce, her husband, and she has not looked back to ‘life before camera’. Prior to photography, Shirley worked in the pharmaceutical industry in quality assurance. The move to Southern Utah from Michigan in Dec of 2013 opened up a whole new world of places to go to, to see, and to record! Her goal is to be able to capture them all with her camera!
Shirley is an award-winning, internationally known photographer currently shooting with various Nikon DSLR/mirrorless cameras and lens. Not only is her photographic work on display at the Mesquite Fine Art Gallery and Gallery 873 in the Kayenta Art Village, she has exhibited at the A Smith Gallery (TX), Arrowhead Gallery (UT), the Rochester (NY) Contemporary Art Center, Dixie State University (UT), Red Cliff Gallery (UT), St George Art Museum (UT) and various venues in Michigan.
Her latest solo exhibition (Summer 2020) was at the St George Art Museum, “Alternative Vision” featured infrared, macro and abstract photography. Other solo exhibitions of Shirley’s work titled, “Mother Nature Through My Eyes” was presented in 2019 at the Springdale, UT community center and at Dixie State in the Grand Foyer of the Eccles Center in the summer of 2017. In December 2020, she received 3rd place in the Kolari Vision International Photo Contest for her visible light photo essay, “The Aftermath of the Magnum Fire”. She is the President of the Color Country Camera Club (St George, UT) and an active member of Arts to Zion (UT), the Southern Utah Artists Guild and Virgin Valley Artists Association (NV).