Born in Windsor Ontario in 1959, I studied commercial art at George Brown College and continued studying art as a part time student at various studios and schools in Toronto including OCAD. I worked professionally in advertising and design, as a graphic artist. Later, I ventured out to make use of my interest in gardening and founded my own landscape design firm, Renderings.


During these years I was never far from a canvas and always had a painting on the go. I worked in oils, watercolours, acrylics, printmaking, life drawing and pottery, but always returned to oils. Because of the richness and luminosity, I continued to develop my skills in oils and have stayed with them since the 1990’s.


Since moving to Georgetown Ontario in 2011, I have been able to focus exclusively on painting. I have been in numerous solo, group and juried shows, in 2015 I became an Elected Member of the Colour and Form Society and the Society of Canadian Artists and eventually became an Executive Board Member for the CFS at the request of Tony Vander Voet where I have made a significant contribution.


The subject matter of my work is the landscape where my style has evolved from realism into contemporary impressionism. After I was selected as Artist in Residence in 2016 at the Red Door Gallery in Georgetown, I was then selected as a studio artist at Williams Mill Visual Arts Centre. I am now part of Main Street Studios at Williams Mill where I work out of and welcome the public to enjoy my work and the work of my studio mates.

Juried Shows:


Ontario Society Of Artists - New Members Show - Neilson Park Creative Centre - Toronto, 2019

Arts on the Credit – 3 day Juried arts festival, Port Credit Mississauga On. - 2018

Ontario Society of Artists - 144th Annual Open Juried Exhibition - John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto 2017

SCA 48th Open National Juried Exhibition of Large Works - Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery, 2016

Beaux-Arts Brampton - Wildlife Show – Brampton Ontario - 2016

Lakeshore Arts 23rd through the Eyes of the Artist Show at Toronto - 2016

SCA Elected Members Exhibition – 2015, Flato Markham Theatre, Markham, ON - 2015

Colour and Form Society - 63rd Annual Open Juried Exhibition - 2015

Wellington Artists' Gallery and Art Centre - Juried Group Show 2015  

Helson Gallery - Juried Show - ‘Locally Grown’ - 2015,

Lakeshore Arts 22nd Annual Juried Show, Through the Eyes of an Artist - 2015

Red Door Gallery - Red Door Gallery Inaugural Juried Show - 2015

Fine Arts Society of Milton 3rd Annual Open Juried Art Exhibition - 2015

Colour and Form Society - 62nd Annual Open Juried Exhibition - 2014

Headwaters Arts Festival - the SGI Centre, Alton Ontario.- 2014

Colour & Form Society Biennial Art Exhibition, Todmorden Mills, Toronto - 2014

Helson Gallery - Juried Show - ‘Locally Grown’, Georgetown Ontario - 2014

Lakeshore Arts 21st Annual Juried Show, Through the Eyes of an Artist Assembly Hall, Toronto - 2014

Beaux-Arts Brampton - Open Juried Fine Art & Photography Show Brampton Ontario- 2014

Fine Arts Society of Milton “From Heart to Hand”, Holcim Gallery, Milton Ontario – 2014

McMichael Canadian Art Collection - Plein Air Show - 2014

Headwaters Arts Gallery - Juried Show - “Faces, Places and Spaces” - 2014

Cultural Roundtable Symposium – Halton Hills Cultural Centre, Georgetown Ontario - 2013

Button Factory - Waterloo Community Arts Centre - Annual Juried Show - 2013

Arts on the Credit - 3 day Juried arts festival, Port Credit Mississauga On - 2013

337 Sketch Gallery Juried Group Show, Hamilton Ontario - 2012

Wellington Artists' Gallery and Art Centre - Juried Group Show, Fergus Ontario- 2012


Solo Exhibitions:

Natural World - Solo Exhibition, Red Door Gallery - March 12 to April 4th, 2015

127 Mill Street, Georgetown, ON, L7G 2C7

Millcroft Inn - Solo, Juried Exhibition of my work from June 16th to July 28th 2014 -

55 John St, Village of Alton - Caledon, ON L7K 0C4

Mohawk Inn - Solo Art Show July 1st to October 1st, 2013, 9230 Guelph Line Campbellville, Ontario


Group Exhibition:

Williams Mill Visual Arts Centre Gallery - The Nature of Canada, June – July 2017

Party of Eight, "Spring Into Summer" – Halton Hills Summer 2016

Beaux-Arts Brampton - Colour and Form Society - New Members Show,

August 4th to August 15th, 2015, 70-74 Main Street North, Brampton, ON

Williams Mill Visual Arts Centre Gallery - ‘Journey Revealed’ – The paintings of 4 artists, March 6th to March 17th 2013, 515 Main Street Glen Williams (Halton Hills), ON L7G 3S9

Main Street Inn - Christmas Group Show - 2012

Credit Valley Artisans - Pallet & Pencil Group Show - Mail Street Inn - 2011 



Giorgio M. Della Rocca Integrity in Art Award

Lakeshore Arts 21st Annual Juried Show - Through the Eyes of an Artist 2014

2'nd Prize - 'Georgeview Breakfast' - 2 x 2 Show, Colour and Form Society, February 2017



Westmount Gallery, 88 Advance Rd., Toronto Ontario 2016 - Present

Corporate Collections

Milton Public Library - Sherwood Branch

Family Optical - Georgetown




  • Ontario Society of Artists - Elected Member - 2019 - present

  • Society of Canadian Artists - Elected Member - 2015 - present

  • Colour and Form Society - Elected Member - 2015 - present

Art-related Professional Experience

  • Social Media Editor - Williams Mill Creative Arts Studios - 2019

  • Williams Mill Visual Arts Centre - Studio Artist 2017 - present

  • Juror - Kloepfer Gallery - The Guelph Creative Arts Association - July 31, 2018

  • Colour and Form Society - Executive Board 2016 to 2018

  • New Membership Chair - Colour and Form Society 2015 to 2018

  • Artist in Residence - Red Door Gallery - 2016

  • Advisory Board, Social Media Administrator - Red Door Gallery - 2015 -2016

  • Oil painting instruction - 2009 to January 2015

  • Willow Park Ecology Centre - demonstration and workshop, Norval Ontario 2015




  • Niagara Escarpment View, “The Red Door Opens, Paintings by Shelley Newman”, Spring 2015

  • The Independent Free Press Online, “Red Door Gallery opens new show tonight”


  • Neighbours in the Glen, “Natural World, Iconic Landscapes of Cottage Country” , Spring 2015

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