Press for Shelley Hesse
Flowers, trees, wildlife, Shelley uses all these and more as inspiration when she creates. This video shows just a taste of what influences her work, but also gives us a glimpse into her painting process.
From WGNO March 2016,
METAIRIE(WGNO)-- Although you wouldn't guess it now, once upon a time Shelley Hesse didn't know what she wanted to do with her life. She left New Orleans at the age of 24 and moved to Paris to find herself, with just $500 in savings and a job as a tutor. She roamed the halls of museums during her time abroad and came to her senses in front of a work of art. It was there she realized painting was her passion, and she wanted to try and make a life out of it.
Featured in Garden and Gun Magazine August/September 2010 -
New Orleans artist Shelley Hesse is known for her delicate renderings of Louisiana’s flora and fauna, some of it influenced by twentieth-century Gulf Coast artist and naturalist Walter Inglis Anderson. Egrets, white oleander, and all manner of fish are favorite subjects. “Studying a flower, watching the way a bird moves, combing the coast for anything that washes up—all of it makes me feel unbreakable and alive,” she says.
Unlike much of the United States, New Orleans, Louisiana is tucked within a steamy sliver of the subtropical climate zone. Parrots perch on power lines. Moss-draped live oaks shade the streets, while backyards and bayous teem with everything from fluttering dragonflies to meandering alligators. And its homes are full of families like that of artist—and longtime Anthropologie collaborator—Shelley Hesse, for whom this zoological wonderland is a birthright.
Featured on NOLA.com February 2013 -
We know that Rex rules New Orleans for only a single day, but events leading up to Fat Tuesday begin long before the merriment actually begins. Like any great party, care goes into the design and production of documents such as announcements, proclamations, and invitations. Historically, these become highly collectible, and the more original they are, the more valuable.