The Empress  by Lynnette Shelley

Canvas Prints


Sizing Information

Small 7.6" x 12.0"
Medium 11.4" x 18.0"
Large 15.3" x 24.0"
X large 19.1" x 30.0"


  • 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 artwork for sale. Please email with inquiries. View more of my artwork online at

I was asked to create this tarot card for the new group The Redbubble Tarot

The Empress is often depicted as a Mother Earth / Gaia type of figure, with abundance surrounding her. She herself is often depicted as pregnant, and is both crowned with stars and holds a shield with the symbol of Venus upon it. In this artwork, she holds a pomegranate in her hand, while behind her is a waterfall, and a stylized field of wheat and flowers.

To view the version of this artwork with the tarot card inscription over it, click here

To view some photographs of the work-in-progress, click the following links:

WIP Part One
WIP Part Two

The original is mixed media on pastel paper (liquid gold leaf, liquid silver leaf, oil pastels, colored pencils, marker), about 12.5 × 19.5 inches.

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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  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...about 5 years ago

    Lynnett, I love your unique art..I will have to look at the tarot card and what it means..sure hope it is good luck for me today..hehe..great art ..sherri :):)

  • Thank you Sherri, I wish you good luck today too

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...about 5 years ago

    iLynnette, I looked at your website it is beautiful..sherri :):)

  • thanks for stopping by :)

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Andrea Ida Rausch
    Andrea Ida Rauschabout 5 years ago

    She is wonderful!!

  • Thank you Andrea!

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Impressionism
    Impressionismabout 5 years ago

    oh Lynnette, this is lovely! such a beautiful design so creative
    you are so talented!

  • You are so kind to say so K

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Ming  Myaskovsky
    Ming Myaskovskyabout 5 years ago

    OH boy ! YOU are fast, and you made it looks so easy…this is my all time favoirte……Bravo Lynnette ! ;)

  • Thanks Ming ;)

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Adam Regester
    Adam Regesterabout 5 years ago

    Looks great ! Really enjoyed seeing the progression of the work on FB.

  • Thanks Adam!

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganabout 5 years ago

    lovely work

  • thank you very much Martina

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 5 years ago

    wonderful lynette ,you must have worked non stopp well done liZ

  • Thank you Liz

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladeabout 5 years ago

    This is just gorgeous. I love the serene look on her face, the colours and that she is having a baby. Love this.

  • Thank you very much Anthea. I am glad you like it

    – Lynnette Shelley

    JUSTARTabout 5 years ago

    beautiful work

  • Thank you very much

    – Lynnette Shelley

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