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As a mostly self-taught artist living in far-flung locations, I know the value of sharing knowledge. After spending years teaching myself, and working as a professional artist for over 10 years, I have developed several courses and avenues to share my knowledge with you. Learn all of the hacks, the secrets, and skills it takes to become a confident artist.

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You are ready to really LEARN to paint. Not just any paintings, but the paintings that YOU have been dreaming about in your head.

Confident Acrylics is an 8-week, in-depth, comprehensive painting course that gives you the start to finish 3-step process that Shelby uses every time she sits down to paint.

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Join us in the Creative Circle to unlock the tools, resources, and community support you need to grow your skills and experience consistent long term growth in your journey as an artist.

An online membership to help you paint with confidence

Creative Circle

- Diana B.

I have learned so much in the past year since picking up a paintbrush. I had never painted before and I can say that it takes me to a place that is challenging, creative and it has become part of everyday life. Having the time to play and learn this medium has been wonderful for me, expanding my horizons and it is all possible because of Shelby and the wonderful community she started. I have so much to learn and look forward to what the next year will bring.

Rose hoolihan

I feel like I am in a new groove that haven’t felt in a decade or more. Sincerely I thank you Shelby for helping me break thru a nearly 40 year block. ❤️

Linda Haskell

Creative Circle and you gave me the courage, inspiration to actually start to paint rather than just dream about doing it. Thank you!! It's such a great group - diverse and so supportive. I'm getting my priorities straight. Creating my art is now a reality. 😊

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