Shirley Hales began her professional art career in the Washington, DC area in 2001.
Her primary painting medium is watercolor. Shirley’s preferred subjects such as landscapes, sunsets, nautical scenes, and wildlife express her love of nature and passion for artistic realism. Her award-winning art is featured in major publications, exhibitions, and galleries from New Jersey to Florida. Commission work includes watercolor illustrations for a world-wide public relations firm, local businesses, and collectors.
She is the founder of Harbour View Gallery, Cape Coral, FL, a member of Chestertown River Arts, and COCO Gallery (Bonita Springs, FL).
Shirley teaches watercolor and acrylic painting.