The Betty Rodriguez Library will be featuring the works of Shirley Unruh. The artist will be on hand to talk about her art and answer any questions at the reception on March 15th from 5-8pm. Virtual Reality tours of art museums will also be available.
My inner roots as an artist stem from my love of nature and my spiritual connection to it. My abstract series of earth studies, landscapes and seascapes, are reflections of myself. I’m not exploring perfection, but rather expressions of mood, emotion, wonder and mystery of what I try to convey in my art. It is a strong teaching tool, a reflection of my experiences and journey in life and nature. The wonder of the outcome of this exploratory journey involving color, texture and technique never ceases to surprise me.
Shirley Unruh, aka “Sunruh”, is a local artist. For twenty years she has pursued art in her studio in her home in Fresno where she lives with her husband. Although Shirley received some training at Fresno State University with Merry Scott and at Fresno City College with Nanette Maki-Dearson, she is mostly a self-taught artist. Her art which is mostly acrylic and oil paintings and sometimes mixed medium and charcoal drawings have been exhibited at a variety of venues. Shirley’s body of work is a progression of landscapes, seascapes and abstracts.