The Garden of Honu by Lynnette Shelley

Canvas Prints


Sizing Information

Small 10.5" x 8.0"
Medium 15.7" x 12.0"
Large 20.9" x 16.0"
X large 26.1" x 20.0"


  • Each print is individually stretched and constructed for your order
  • Epson pigment inks using Giclée inkjets to ensure a long life
  • UV protection provided by a clear lacquer
  • Cotton/poly blend Canson canvas for brighter whites and even stretching

Original sold 2010

Honu is the Hawaiian word for their green sea turtles. The Green Sea Turtle is the largest hard-shelled sea turtle in the world, and they are currently endangered.

In this artwork, I depicted Honu set against a “garden” of abstracted jellyfish, diatoms and other shapes.

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MIxed Media (liquid gold leaf, acrylics, oil pastels and colored pencil) on blue Canson paper. 25 × 19 inches.

30 favoritings as of March 8 2010

Having a great love animals, fairytales, and world mythology, Pennsylvania artist Lynnette Shelley fuses these influences into her strikingly unique illustrations. Her artwork strikes a primal chord in many viewers, with almost Jungian associations to the colors and shapes. Her artworks have been likened to images from an undiscovered ancient civilization or culture.

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  • linaji
    linajiover 5 years ago

    your work is so organic and loving Lynnette

  • Thanks very much

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Catherine  Howell
    Catherine Howellover 5 years ago

    Lynnette, this is really beautiful work!! I love your colors and design:))))

  • Thanks Cathine

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo
    Patricia Anne ...over 5 years ago

    WOW so beautiful!

  • Thanks Patricia :) Haven’t forgotten you or your groups either. Thinking of making either a tiger (for year of the tiger) or a dragon next

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Michael Scholl
    Michael Schollover 5 years ago

    wow! How beautiful!!!!!

  • Thanks Michael :)

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Lynsye Medalia
    Lynsye Medaliaover 5 years ago

    Cool! I really like his face! LOVE the colors and background in this one!

  • Thanks Lynsye

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Adam Regester
    Adam Regesterover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous !! Love all the pattern and detail work and textures created by the variety of media used.

  • Thanks Adam :)

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • webbie
    webbieover 5 years ago

    It is beautiful ,,,but why the safty filter?:)

  • whoops! let me fix that….

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 5 years ago

    wonderful !!LIZ

  • Astrid Strahm
    Astrid Strahmover 5 years ago

    Very lovely work Lynnette.. I like the kind expression on the face of the gardener…

  • MoonSpiral
    MoonSpiralover 5 years ago

    Yes the background detail is astounding in this, great job!!!!

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