Shirley Gipson

The Artist

Although a native Southern Californian, Shirley Gipson’s Texas roots are deep. Central Texas, where she has spent most of her adulthood, is the location where her ability as an artist first manifested itself.

Now, a full-time artist, she works out of her studio in Round Rock, Texas in her preferred medium – oil. Seizing a moment in time, an event or triggering a memory through her art is her ultimate goal. She composes her pieces to capture the insightful beauty of objects through simplicity and hopes the objects selected will be a reminder of past times when life was humbler and less chaotic. Influenced by many masters of art, she continues to strive for excellence seeking educational opportunities that will advance her knowledge in the style she loves – traditional realism.

Recent accomplishments

2016 Women Artist of the West, National Exhibition, Fredericksburg, Tx
2016 Texas & Neighbors, Annual Art Exhibition Irving, Tx
2016 Imagine Art Exhibit
2014 Southwest Art Artistic Excellence "Top 75 Runners Up"  
2104 New Entrant Award - Bosque Art Classic
2014 First Place Oil/Acrylic - Bosque Art Classic
2014 Finalist - Artist Magazine 31st Annual Art Competition
         (Blue Enamel & Eggs-w/Slotted Spoon)
2014 Finalist - Artist Magazine 31st Annual Art Competition
         (Green Apples & Cinnamon Sticks)
2014 Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition; 
         Mountainsong Galleries;Carmel-By-The-Sea
2014 "30 Winning Artist" Article - Southwest Art Magazine (January 2014 Issue)
2013 Finalist - Artist Magazine 30th Annual Art Competition
2013 "Artist to Watch" Article - Southwest Art Magazine (November 2013 Issue)
2013 Salon International - Merit Award for Excellence in the Still Life Category
2013  Jury Top Fifty – Judge Max Ginsburg
2013 American Women Artist On-line Juried Competition
2013 Women Artist of the West National Exhibition – Juror’s pick – judge Karen Vange
2013 Imagine Art Exhibit  Best in Show
2013 Art Hop (Texas) Honorable Mention
2012 Salon International Exhibit




Joe Wade Fine Art Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, Texas (Salon International Exhibit)
Mountainsong Gallery, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California (OPA - Western Regional Exhibit)


Oil Painters of America
Women Artist of the West
American Women Artist

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