Four Day Ray Showcase: Traveling Through Texture and Light by Shelley Feeney

Four Day Ray Showcase: Traveling Through Texture and Light by Shelley Feeney

Shelley Feeney is an accomplished artist with a deep passion for capturing the beauty of nature and landscapes through her vibrant and textured paintings. She currently resides in Fishers with her husband and three daughters and teaches art at Fall Creek Junior High. 

Feeney’s preferred medium for her paintings is oil paint, and she uses her fingers and a palette knife to apply the paint to her canvases.

“I love how the paint flows between my fingers,” Feeney said. “It is very free and almost spiritual. Humans start painting at a very young age with their fingers. Let’s go back to our roots and feel that same joy we did as a child.”

Feeney draws her inspiration for her artwork from the natural world, particularly the vast landscapes and the interplay of light and color. Her paintings reflect her fascination with the way light impacts our perception of color, and she uses vibrant hues and impasto texture to create a sense of movement within her artwork.

One of her major artistic influences is Vincent van Gogh, whose ability to convey emotion through the layering of colors resonates deeply with Feeney. She aspires to evoke similar emotions in her viewers through her work.

Feeney’s exhibit, Traveling Through Texture and Light, captures landscapes from her personal travels and those of her close friends and family. Her goal for the exhibit is for the viewers to have a memory of traveling to a place like the ones depicted in her paintings.

“My paintings are not made to capture the exact landscape like a photograph would,” said Feeney. “They are inspired by the photographs and made to take the viewer to a magical place, filled with vibrant colors and wild textures that they want to reach out and touch.”

Feeney’s full exhibit, Traveling Through Texture and Light, can be seen at Four Day Ray Brewing, located at 11671 Lantern Road in Fishers, Sunday and Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Friday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Meet Feeney at her free public reception in the brewery at Four Day Ray on Monday, October 16 from 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Ailithir McGill

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