Shelli Walters

Shelli Walters

Bend, OR, United States

About Shelli Walters

An Oregonian since her family moved from Montana when she was a year old, Shelli is the youngest of five girls. Not old enough to tag along on her older sisters adventures, she immersed herself in art and creativity. Sometimes even convincing her mom she was too ill to go to school so she could stay home and continue working on her art.

Her continued immersion in art led her to discover a passion for graphic design. She attended design school and built a 25+ year design career. A paintbrush always ready and waiting, she kept exploring art in her spare time - taking classes and workshops, including Robert Burridge. She now splits her time more equally between art and design.

Living in Oregon, Shelli is moved and inspired by its vast and diverse landscape and magical wildlife. When tapped into nature she feels a connection to the spiritual world. “My paintings flow out of those powerful, euphoric moments when I have been awake with the world and tapped into its incredible spiritual energy and infinite beauty. These memories and experiences reimagine themselves on canvas to share a feeling of joy, freedom and empowerment. Layers of paint and collage reflect layers of life, and give the fragmented details that spin in memory a place to rest.”


2018: Artists In Action: Tumalo Art Company
2017: Contributing Artist: Cascade School of Music, Gift of Music
2017: Contributing Artist: Currents
2016: Featured Artist: DCF Art & Wine Auction
2016: Contributing Artist: Bloom Project
2016: Featured Artist: Bend Summer Festival
2015: Contributing Artist: DCF Art & Wine Auction


2018: Favell Museum Art Show & Sale
2017: "Wild Things" Solo Show; Tumalo Art Company
2017: Solo Show; Black Butte Ranch
2016-Current: Bush Barn Art Center
2016: "State of Bliss" Solo Show; Tumalo Art Company
2016: Featured Artist: Strictly Organic
2015: "A Wolf's Garden" Solo Show; Tumalo Art Company
2014: Featured Artist: Tumalo Art Company
2014: Art at the Hospital: Group Show
2013: Solo Show: Crow's Feet Commons
2013: Art at the Hospital: Group Show
2013: Bend Public Library Group Exhibit
2012: Art at the Hospital: Group Show
2012: Grand Opening Artist: Silver Otter
2012: Bend Public Library Group Exhibit