Latest Artwork: “Beorn” (6×9 inches; Coffee, Red Wine and Ink on 140 lb. cold press Strathmore watercolor paper).

In Germanic culture, the bear was a symbol of the warrior, as evident from the Old English term “beorn” which can take the meaning of both “bear” and “warrior”.

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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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  • Kay Hale
    Kay Haleover 3 years ago

    love it

  • Kim McClain Gregal
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  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 3 years ago

    Magnificent work. I love the details and the colors of this. That must be some pretty strong coffee there girl. ;o)

  • Thanks Bunny. I spiked my coffee with red wine to give a stronger color. And I also did a light wash of burnt umber colored ink over the background to pop the bear a little more.

    – Lynnette Shelley

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  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusover 3 years ago

  • WoolleyWorld
    WoolleyWorldover 3 years ago

    he is a BEAUT BEAR!!

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 3 years ago

    strong and powerful he is !@LIz)

  • BGlatzeder
    BGlatzederover 3 years ago

    gorgeous! I love the staining and the bold cross-hatching and texture :-) these are really great!

  • catherine walker
    catherine walkerover 3 years ago strong and beautifully drawn/painted, well done!

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