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Shirley Peters - Premium Artist

After studying for a Diploma of Fine Art at the National Art School (Australia) and undertaking a further course in graphic design, Shirley Peters carved out parallel careers as a designer in the emerging technology of multi-media and as an illustrator of popular children's books.


  • Woolwich by Shirley Peters, acrylic on paper mounted to canvas<br>150 x 100 cm

    Woolwich
    acrylic on paper mounted to canvas
    150 x 100 cm

  • Bondi Beach by Shirley Peters, acrylic on paper mounted to canvas<br>152 x 116 cm

    Bondi Beach
    acrylic on paper mounted to canvas
    152 x 116 cm

  • The Bridge Observed by Shirley Peters, acrylic on paper mounted to canvas<br>57 x 94 cm

    The Bridge Observed
    acrylic on paper mounted to canvas
    57 x 94 cm

  • Harbour in Sun and Wind by Shirley Peters, acrylic on paper mounted to canvas<br>117 x 154 cm

    Harbour in Sun and Wind
    acrylic on paper mounted to canvas
    117 x 154 cm


Excelling in both fields, Peters' reputation as an illustrator was cemented when she had a book shortlisted in the coveted CBC Book of the Year Awards in 1991; and as a graphic designer when she won two Netscape web design awards 'What's New' and 'What's Hot', in the late nineties.

In 2008 Shirley was listed as an 'Artist to Watch' in Art Whats On. In 2009 she was Highly Commended in the Noel Chettle Art Award for Portrait and Life Drawing. And in 2010 she staged her first solo exhibition at the Brunswick Street Gallery in Melbourne.

In 2013 Shirley Peters had two pieces shortlisted for the NSW Parliament 'En Plein Air' painting prize and has spent the last six months producing a wonderful new collection of 'En Plein Air' landscapes of Sydney harbour and foreshore.

April '14


  • Harbour Light by Shirley Peters, acrylic on paper mounted to canvas<br>98 x 140 cm

    Harbour Light
    acrylic on paper mounted to canvas
    98 x 140 cm

  • Path From Tamarama by Shirley Peters, acrylic on paper mounted to canvas<br>91 x 144 cm

    Path From Tamarama
    acrylic on paper mounted to canvas
    91 x 144 cm

  • Mahon Pool, Maroubra by Shirley Peters, acrylic on paper mounted to canvas<br>100 x 145 cm

    Mahon Pool, Maroubra
    acrylic on paper mounted to canvas
    100 x 145 cm

  • Touch of Sun by Shirley Peters, acrylic on paper mounted to canvas<br>91 x 144 cm

    Touch of Sun
    acrylic on paper mounted to canvas
    91 x 144 cm



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