Original artwork sold 2010

Influenced by Byzantine iconography, as well as art nouveau, and folk art, THE MESSENGER is a mixed media artwork on Canson paper. Mixed media includes liquid gold leaf, liquid copper leaf, oil pastels, woodless colored pencils, and marker.

In many mythologies world-wide, birds are seen as messengers of the gods. In this artwork, I have a hummingbird seemingly whispering in the female / madonna / goddess-like figure’s ear.

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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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  • shadowlee
    shadowleeover 4 years ago

    beautiful and creative work

  • thank you Shadow!

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Kseniya Beliaeva
    Kseniya Beliaevaover 4 years ago


  • thank you Kseniya

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Tahnja
    Tahnjaover 4 years ago

    Such a very beautiful work of art. A great style with a wonderful feel to this artwork

  • thanks so much Tahnja

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityover 4 years ago

    So beautiful Lynette, she looks very serene with her message- Wonderfulness xx

  • thank you Anita!

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezover 4 years ago

  • yay! thank you

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • helene ruiz
    helene ruizover 4 years ago

    this is gorgeous lynnette!

  • Thank you Helene

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • KimTurner
    KimTurnerover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous – I love her eyes! Really lovely work =)

  • thank you so much Kim

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Poisonlolly
    Poisonlollyover 4 years ago

    beautiful gentle work! i love the colors. xx

  • thank you so much

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • MoonSpiral
    MoonSpiralover 4 years ago

    She’s beautiful, and one of my favorite themes for sure!

  • I figured you would like her Tammy. Thank you.

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • DesignBakery
    DesignBakeryover 4 years ago

    this is stunning :)

  • Thank you!

    – Lynnette Shelley

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