Shirley Nachtrieb, a graduate of Fontbonne College, has been a freelance artist and teacher for more than 40 years. Her artistic work spans watercolor, pastel, acrylics, mixed media, fiber and handmade books.
Shirley, who is a four-time winner of the prestigious Grumbacher Award of Excellence, has had her work published in many books, including Creative Watercolor by Mary Ann Beckwith; Metaphors of Time and Space Through Layering and The Art of Layering, published by The Society of Layerists in Multimedia; and in books by Nita Leland,
by Chris Unwin and by Sue St. John. Most recently, Shirley’s inspired paintings appeared in Who Is God Book I, II, II, and IV by GDP Studios.
Several of Shirley’s watercolors have appeared on the covers of Country Register magazine, and her paintings have appeared as well in Somerset Studio magazine and Watercolor Magic magazine. Her paintings also have been selected multiple times for inclusion on posters publicizing the St. Louis Home Builder’s Fall Home Show.
Shirley is a signature member of the Society of Layerists in Multimedia, the St. Louis Watercolor Society, the International Society of Experimental Artists and the Missouri Watercolor Society. She is also a distinguished member of the St. Louis Artists’ Guild and a juried member of Best of Missouri Hands.
Shirley’s artwork is earthy, organic and multimedia. She says: “I am always looking for a way to interpret what I see and feel in a more creative way.”