Born, and raised in Atlanta, GA, in love with color with her first box
of Crayolo's, she was sent to the Atlanta High Museum of Art at age 16.
After marrying Sanford Forrest Shell, they moved to Jacksonville, FL. in
1973 and art study was continued at Florida Community College, South
Campus. Also at the same time, Crealde School of Art in Winter Park, Fl.
She has been elected to Signature membership in the following Societies.
National Watercolor Society - California
- Georgia Watercolor Society
Florida Watercolor Society
Southern Watercolor Society
Mississipi Watercolor Society
National Collage Society
Kentucky Watercolor Society
Her work has been selected & published in the following books
- "The Best of Watercolor I" - 1995
"Abstract In Watercolor" -1996
"Expressions in Watercolor" -1999
"The Best of Watercolor III" -1999
"Celebrate Your Creative Self" - 2001
- "The Artists Magazine" - May 2006
- "PICTURING FLORIDA" Sept. 2008
- "THE ARTISTIC TOUCH" Book , 4 Dec. 2009
- "BEST OF WORLD WIDE ABSTRACTS" by Kennedy" 2011
- Marie Shell is listed in "The World Who's Who of Women" 1994/95
Biographical Archives of "The National Museum of Women In The Arts" -
- Internationally recognized, she has received 50 Awards in juried
exhibitions. She has painted over 2200 paintings, and her work is
- in numerous public or private collections.
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Jacksonville Branch - 8 Paintings
Ponte Vedra Inn & Spa, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl.
Shell Office Systems - Jacksonville & Orlando, Fl
Baptist Medical Center - Jacksonville, Fl.
Orlando General Hospital - Orlando, Fl.
Chappell Schools-Jacksonville, Fl.
Florida Community College - South Campus, Jacksonville, FL
She has been musically trained, and taught piano for 13 years, loves
listening to Jazz while painting. Helps take care of Roses, Camelias,
Day lilies, Gardenias, Hydrangeas, Azaleas & orchids, whose images are
used very often in paintings. Her Studio Gallery overlooks the St. Johns
River, which brings more inspiration.
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