Shelley Cannon Frederick, an art therapist and fine artist, lives in the Hoosier National Forest in Southern Brown County, Indiana, with her husband and four-legged gang. She was raised in a creative atmosphere and is a third generation artist.
Shelley studied fine art at Kilgore College in Texas and Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio where she specialized in watercolor. Her watercolor paintings have been displayed in national and local juried exhibitions as well as earned her many awards and recognition. In addition to painting, Shelley has also taught numerous workshops where she teaches her students "how to see." Shelley believes that anybody can paint if they are diligent and enjoy the process.
In 2001, Shelley chose to push her art career in a new direction when she decided to become an art therapist. She earned her Bachelor's degree at the University of Indianapolis and soon after acquired her Master's degree in Art Therapy at Saint Mary of the Woods College, both in Indiana.
Today, Shelley focuses her intention towards the art of Mandalas, expressive art and using the process of the media of clay to explore ceramics. Recently she has focused on using SoulCollage® to address the underlying visual image. Shelley loves the self-insight and self-awareness brought upon the process of selecting, cutting and securing images to make a final piece that explores one's thoughts, feelings and actions in a visual format. Shelley firmly believes that art can address family, educational, and social issues through the art processes she offers as a therapist.
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