Original artwork sold 2010. Visit to view more of my artwork and artwork sales.

Inspired by Japanese art, this mixed media artwork (oil pastels, colored pencils, marker, liquid gold leaf and copper leaf) measures 14 × 11 inches and is on light orange Canson paper.

View WIPs of this artwork in my redbubble journal.


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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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  • Maryann3
    Maryann3about 4 years ago

    Love this Lynette. The colors are fabulous and so are the
    shapes. Great work!

  • Alexandra Felgate
    Alexandra Felgateabout 4 years ago

    Another favourite Lynnette, this is stunning. I love the balance of colour in this!

  • kellbellrauch
    kellbellrauchabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful! I love how you show your work throughout the entire process…I only wish I’d have even an ounce of the talent you have! :)

  • MelDavies
    MelDaviesabout 4 years ago

    Stunning Lynette. Really very beautiful

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 4 years ago

    Brilliant and glorious work of art. Superbly done.

  • wolfepaw
    wolfepawabout 4 years ago

    This is so beautiful!! I love the design. Terrific job, Lynette!

  • CiaLundTorroll
    CiaLundTorrollabout 4 years ago

    How lovely Lynnette!

    (and thanks for showing us a step-by-step peek at how you did this)

  • Cate Townsend
    Cate Townsendabout 4 years ago

    Wow it was wonderful to watch this unfold. It looks fabulous Lynette. You say that you used liquid gold leaf. I use a lot of gold leaf in my work but am having a lot of trouble accessing it atm. I’ve never heard of the liquid gold leaf before just wondering where I might be able to get it.

  • I’m PMin you Cate with some info

    – Lynnette Shelley

  • Cate Townsend
    Cate Townsendabout 4 years ago

    Thanks Lynette would really appreciate it.

  • Rhinovangogh
    Rhinovangoghabout 4 years ago

    What a tour de force!!!!!

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