My name is Shirley Hackett. I have been drawing since  was old enough to hold a crayon.

Painting came a few years later. I’ve been painting in various mediums for more than 40 years. I have no formal art training, with the exception of a drawing class at Eastern Washington University. I have attended many workshops given by various instructors, William F. Reese, Del Gish, and Ovanes Berberian, to name a few.

I paint both outdoors [plein aire], and in the studio.I have traveled and camped, to paint with other artists, for many years. I’ve also traveled to many art shows, to show my work. My work has sold to people from British Columbia to California, Texas and Arizona included.