I've loved art since childhood. It was my major at the University of Michigan and led to a career in advertising in New York, as an art director for Brouillard Communications, a division of J. Walter Thompson. After 13 years, I decided to leave the corporate world to start a family and to once again, pursue my study of fine arts.
My passion for strong lines and vibrant colors comes from my background as a graphic designer. Flowers are ideal subjects and each painting Has become an exploration on how to transform shape and color into a bold but graceful expression.
Portraiture is another favorite focus, painting from models and creating commissioned works. I'm drawn to the way color is reflected in the light and shadow of people's faces. I try to intensify this relationship on canvas while capturing the emotions and spirit of the individual personality.

With landscapes I strive to illuminate the vibrancy of the world around us.

I enjoy painting in different mediums ... oil, acrylic and watercolor. 

I've made my home in Port Washington, New York. Currently, I am Co-President of The Art Guild of Port Washington, and a member of the Port Washington Library Art Advisory Council.

For more information please reach out to me at: shell.holtz@gmail.com