Coming from an Moravian, background, is known internationally as an award winning impressionistic Artist capturing the essence of story telling art worldwide.
Her illustrative art has been featured on Paramount Pictures TV Series, B&G International Wine labels, Paul Simon’s Music Tour, Del Webb Resorts, New York's Best-seller Book Covers, the Wall Street Journal to name a few. She received world exposure by her honored commission to the United Nations 2006 International Collective Stamp Series. For the past 9 years she's held the title of the Blue Moon Brewery Illustration Artist.
Her work has been admired by Private Collectors, Gallery’s and Shows stretching from Orlando Florida and Scottsdale Arizona to Carmel California. Presently she is proudly represented by Anderson O'brien Galley, Omaha, Nebraska.
Her Poster Art was promoted at the New York Decor EXPO and in Art Business News & Decor Magazines resulting in distribution around the world.
As a fine artist, she inherited loose painterly strokes from her Czech ancestry. Her innate use of gold leaf was further inspired
by the Czech artist Gustav Klimt. Mentored by renowned local artist Hal Holoun, also Czech she began specializing mostly in land & sky scapes. Now she creates her own poetic mix of oil and
gold capturing each image with colorful movement and texture. Using the gold to reflect light making her works come alive.
© 2014 Shelly Bartek.