Shelley Burnham Art

Shelley Burnham grew up in Melbourne where she studied advertising at RMIT. Upon moving to Sydney she began to pursue her passion for art, Shelley initially painted in watercolour under the tutelage of Pam Sackville before making the switch to acrylics and oils with Juliet Holmes à Court and mixed media with Pamela Cowper.

Shelley’s paintings are executed with a deep sensitivity and an obsessive passion for her craft. Her great love and appreciation of the Australian landscape is a backdrop to Shelley’s acute observations of life. Her multi-faceted paintings often include a quirky sense of humour and childlike honesty and observation. Each painting is imbued with a magic and whimsical quality that is brought to life by her command of colour and texture.

ARTIST STATEMENT
“I think it is really important in our fast paced lives full of distractions vying for our attention to just take a step back and be present – to experience the moment for what it is and to engage with it. That feeling is what I have tried to capture in paint.”
– Shelley Burnham 2019

Solo Exhibitions

2019   Frances Keevil Gallery, Double Bay, Sydney 

2016   Wadsworth Gallery, Paddington, Sydney

2014   Queen St. Gallery, Woollahra, Sydney

2011   Art Atrium, Bondi Junction, Sydney

2010   Meyer Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney

2009   Washhouse Gallery, Rozelle, Sydney

2006   Nostimo, Woollahra, Sydney

2005   Nostimo, Woollahra, Sydney

2004   Darley Road, Randwick, Sydney

2003   Brian Moore Gallery, Paddington

2002   Warehouse Studios, Bondi Junction, Sydney

2001   Warehouse Studios, Bondi Junction, Sydney

Group Exhibitions

2018.  Scope Art Basel, Miami, USA

2013   The Story Of The Creative, New York, NY

2013   The Palette Show, Waverley/Woollahra Arts Centre

2011   The Small Show, Meyer Gallery, Darlinghurst

2010   Strike-A-Pose Mannequin Festival, Double Bay

2010   Frances Keevil Gallery, Double Bay, Sydney

2009   Art Atrium, Bondi Junction, Sydney

2009   Frances Keevil Gallery, Double Bay, Sydney

2008   Creative Madness, Garvan Institute, Sydney

2007   Frances Keevil Gallery, Double Bay, Sydney

2006   Postcards From Paddington, Sydney

2005   Creative Madness, Garvan Institute, Sydney

2004   Sydney Grammer, Darlinghurst, Sydney

2004   Creative Madness, Garvan Institute, Sydney

2003   SCEGGS Art Show, Darlinghurst, Sydney

2001   SCEGGS Art Show, Darlinghurst, Sydney

2000   Waverley/Woollahra Art Show, Sydney

For all enquiries please email: fourburnhams@gmail.com