Z. Anger's entry into the
2019 Raw Vision short film competition
Mary Michael Shelley has been making her carved and painted pictures for 45 years. She is entirely self taught as an artist.
Shelley was inspired to make her first art in 1974 after her father gave her a gift he had made - a carved and painted picture of the farm where she grew up.
Since that time Mary has produced several thousand works. Her work is in numerous collections, including the American Museum of Folk Art, Fenimore Art Museum, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, The High Museum, and the American Museum in Britain.
Shelley is best known for her portrayals of diners, farms, women, and nature.