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- Mouty Shackelford

"My art is authentic, not perfection." 

Mixed Media artist, Mouty Shackelford, creates art that transcends the canvas. Her ability to project her vision of the world around her onto a fixed medium is freeform, yet exquisite, and is best experienced by first standing directly in front of one of her pieces, and then allowing yourself to drift to the side as the contours change before your eyes. 

At a distance, Mouty’s acrylic work could be confused with a ‘typical’ painting, but closer scrutiny reveals the incredible depth of her dimensional painting style.  It is clear that Mouty’s compounded applications and brush strokes are completely intentional. By adding a third dimension to her subject matter, her paintings rise to meet each viewer, almost daring you to reach out and touch them. 

Another of Mouty’s signature techniques is a process she calls “Melted Layers”, and she named it for good reason: the combination of acrylic, resins, and focused heat requires intense control and exact pigmentation placement, not dissimilar to the process required for decorative glass blowing.

Many of her paintings feel almost three dimensional, as if they are literally extending off the wall, and in the case of her hybrid sculpture/painting works, they truly do! 

Mouty’s art captures the imagination of her fans and followers alike because no matter what canvas she chooses (stretched canvas, plywood, even recycled cardboard), and no matter what form her art takes (dimensional, Melted Layers, sculpture), the outcome is always intriguing, inspiring, and beautifully unique.

Artist’s Bio by Beaux Artistés