Thursday, May 28, 2015

Upcoming in June...

It has been a BUSY May!!

Here's what's happening in June...

I will have work at Picasso Cafe in the historic Paseo Arts District through the month of June. This is a special event for me because when I first moved to Oklahoma City I had this very small live-in studio in the Paseo and the restaurant's previous ownership (they were called Galileo at the time) gave me my first solo show, and also a part-time job working the door at music events when I needed the extra money. We have many fond memories of living in the Paseo and seeing it grow.

There is an opening reception Thursday evening June 4th- for you First Friday folks, this is not a typo- the reception is the night before and everything will still be up for your First Friday enjoyment and all month. All pieces are for sale and I am bringing a variety of sizes accessibly priced.

©amandashelton art by amanda christine shelton
Paseo Arts District 2013
ink 3x5 by Amanda Shelton

Can't make this one or don't live in Oklahoma...or just wanna shop online? 
I have something for you too!
I have *NEW* listings in my online shop and *NEW* 2015 prints/cases/shirts/pillows have been released over on Nuvango

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

May Show at Brass Bell Studios

Last night was the opening for my solo show at Brass Bell Studios in OKC.

 22 all-new paintings in oil and acrylic on wood and canvas surfaces are on display for the next few weeks.

Below are some photos from last night's opening.


The art will be at Brass Bell Studios through their monthly Drink and Draw event- for inquires on any of the art please contact the studio. 

Monday, May 4, 2015

New Painting: Feathered Nest

For spring I have painted some new nature-themed pieces, one of which is "Feathered Nest"-
below are some photos of the painting process for it... 

drawing out the painting on 12x12 inch gessobord

ear detail from the drawing

background color is a lovely turquoise...

some more color...

Feathered Nest
by Amanda Shelton
12x12 inches acrylic on gessobord, 2015

To inquire on this piece you can send me an email or contact Brass Bell Studios where it is hosted with some of my new paintings for the next month.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Artini in Wonderland, Artwork Sold, New Shop Listings.

On March 27th art lovers and martini aficionados made their way to the OKC Farmer's Public Market and fell down a rabbit hole into Artini in Wonderland... where they experienced wonderful art, music, and local food and drinks all to support the many businesses and organizations that bring the arts to Oklahoma in their many forms: ballet, opera, theater, symphony, visual arts... and more...

Photo courtesy of Allied Arts OKC

The art auction featured work by OKC's local artists in a variety of media reflecting the whimsy and wonder evoked by Lewis Carroll's timeless classic. I donated my piece "Local Flavors of Wonderland" and am happy to report it sold and will be bringing continued whimsy to a new home.

If you missed the event and auction and still want to own a little bit of this painting, it is available as prints, phone and device skins/cases, throw pillows, and more via Nuvango. 

I am also thrilled to announce I have new listings in my Etsy shop for spring and summer! A few new larger originals and a new batch of ACEOs are making their way into the shop, so you can own some
ORIGINAL art of mine in Art Cards/Editions for as low as $10.

To see all the new works listed, visit my Etsy shop.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Up Next in March: Artini in Wonderland!

Fairy tales and stories from my childhood, particularly Alice in Wonderland, have been a major influencer of my work. So of course when I learned the theme of this years Allied Arts OKC "Artini" event was Artini in Wonderland I was hoping I would be able to contribute a piece to the art auction!

A little info about Allied Arts-- they are an organization that helps fund art groups in Oklahoma, and not just the ones like OVAC which help us visual artists, the ones that everyone gets to experience like Science Museum Oklahoma, Deadcenter Film Festival, and Shakespeare in the Park among others... Since their founding in 1971 they have raised over $43 million for the arts in our state through a variety of campaigns, partners, and donors.

Their fundraiser event Artini is a big party with fancy martini tasting, music, and food from all our wonderful local restaurants.

A little about me and Alice in Wonderland-- I spent a good portion of my teens and my 20s down a proverbial rabbit hole of my own. Lewis Carroll was a focus of plenty of college lit classes, painting studies, and I even had the opportunity to create a mural for the Oklahoma History Center honoring the work of Mary Blair for their Oklahoma at the Movies exhibit which ran 2012-2014, inspired by her concept art for Disney's Alice in Wonderland.
Me with the Mary Blair Wonderland mural, at the time still in progress,
photo credit: Oklahoma History Center

For this year's Artini I have contributed an acrylic painting from last year, Local Flavors of Wonderland, based on a painting that was lost in 2010 I had always wanted to repaint. I am hoping Allied Arts raises lots of money for our arts programming!

Here is the painting; it is also framed in a black wooden frame making it approximating 28" wide.

Local Flavors of Wonderland
by Amanda Shelton
2013 \ acrylic on stretched canvas \

You can find more info and get tickets for the event at or see the full list of participating artists here. 

Can't make it to Artini but still interested in this artwork? You can find prints, phone cases, and even all-over print tshirts of it HERE.

Friday, February 13, 2015

New Shirts, Pillows released with my art on them...

Over at Nuvango there have been some new shirt styles and throw pillows released with some of my artwork on them. Now available are all-over-print tshirts and pillows in multiple sizes that can be ordered with or without the inner pillow insert.

"Lost Level" throw pillow 

Peacock all-over printed shirt

Visit my portfolio over at Nuvango for more selections like these.

Also if you are in the OKC area I will be at the Pancakes and Booze art show next week February 20th with a few of my paintings for sale, along with over 50 other local artists! Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Upcoming in February

Happy Belated Groundhog Day!

I have no idea what random weather we will get based on animal predictions. I heard there was some football game this weekend too, and some lady in a shark costume. Anyway... here's what's up with my art in February...

February 20th I will be back at the Oklahoma City Farmer's Public Market for the
Pancakes and Booze Underground Art Show - this is it's 2nd year in OKC and my third year to do the show!  Last year was a blast; live music, body painting, and of course, pancakes and booze! This is an event with free all-u-can-eat pancakes after you pay the door, so pancake early and pancake often.
Last year I did some live painting and in 2012 I did the Dallas show... more fun times to be had this year back in OKC!!

For photos of previous Pancakes and Booze art shows check out here (OKC) and here (Dallas)

To see artwork before the show be sure to follow @sheltonamandachristine on Instagram...
you can also contact me anytime via my website or the email in the sidebar of this blog.