Shirley Peters


ThreeinFront(2013) 24x 32 cm watercolour on paper

€ 65,00
Recent watercolours of bike riders from Le Tour de France, made for the artlovers in the Netherlands
These are all 24 x 32 cm
The price would is very low,, 65 euro as Shirley loves for everyone who cannot afford art to have art:" I call it democratic art." she says/
These watercolours are on paper, the gallerist offers the frame for free included. 

Le Tour de France - Excitement! Artist’s Statement:

I love to watch Le Tour de France every year. I am captured by the colour, the energy, the beautiful country-side with its summer warmth. But most of all, I admire the riders who tackle such impossible feats of endurance. The television coverage starts at 10pm  where I live in Sydney, Australia. It is winter, and very cold outside. So, for 21 days, four hours every night, I enjoy the waves of heat and excitement live from the other side of the world!

So I paint as I watch! I paint scenes from Le Tour very quickly with watercolour on paper. This spontaneous technique reflects the fleeting views of energy and movement of the riders. Technically, I am influenced by traditional Chinese calligraphy, which inspires me to be loose and gestural with the brush.

And I take photos... My camera captures blurred, un-fussy images that have no detail. They are a fleeting, frozen moments, and can be used as my muse for many months after Le Tour has packed up and gone home.


  1. BulletJuly 4th: Opening of first solo show in Sydney: Gallery V, Woolloomooloo

  2. BulletFinalist in the NSW Parliament “En Plein Air” Competition

  3. BulletFinalist in the Hunters Hill Art Prize

  4. BulletSelf Portrait in the Salon de Refuses at Gallery V, Woolloomooloo



  1. Bullet2009: Highly Commended in the Noel Chettle Art Award for Portrait and Life Drawing

  2. Bullet2009: “Feature Artist” Art Whats On

  3. Bullet2008: “Artist to Watch” Art Whats On

  4. Bullet1990: Shortlisted and Honour Book, Children's Book of the Year (illustration) Mervyn's Revenge by Leone Peguero

  5. Bullet1990: Commended, Best Jacket Design of the Year: Counting on Frank:The Bulletin Award

  6. BulletVarious web design awards for Bob Peters web site.


Solo Exhibitions:

  1. BulletFebruary 2010 THIS CHANGE THING...
    Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne


Group Exhibitions: 

  1. Bullet 5, 6, 7th October 2012: Fresh Paint at Balmain Watch House

  2. Bullet 2011 Fresh at Balmain Watch House

  3. BulletJuly 2010 FRESH (#II) at Balmain Watch House

  4. BulletNovember 2009 FRESH at See Street Gallery, Meadowbank

  5. BulletNovember 2009 RUSTED at Tap Gallery, Sydney

  6. BulletOctober 2009, FRACTURE, Mary Place Gallery, Sydney. 

  7. BulletMarch 2009, Brunswick Street Gallery, Victoria (Painting 09A) Group Show

  8. BulletFebruary 2009: Brunswick Street Gallery, Victoria (Portrait 09) Group Show

  9. Bullet2008: See Street Galleries, Meadowbank 

  10. Bullet2008: Hunters Hill Art and Craft Show

  11. Bullet2002: Julian Ashton's Art School, The Rocks

  12. Bullet1998: Willandra Art Gallery 

  13. Bullet1996: Kelly's Gallery, Epping 

  14. Bullet1994 c: St Ignatious Art Exhibition

  15. Bullet1993: NSW Library Travelling Exhibition (NSW) Society Of Book Illustrators 

  16. Bullet1972–3: Randwick Tech Art School (pre-COFA) Exhibitions

  17. Bullet1971: HSC Art (Pottery) selected for travelling exhibition



  1. BulletPresident Society of Book Illustrators (NSW) 1990-1992

  2. BulletMember: Illustrator's Society of Australia

  3. BulletMember: Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators (USA)



  1. Bullet2008/9: Diploma in Fine Art: (part there of: just Painting and Printmaking) Sydney Gallery School, Meadowbank. (An EXCELLENT refresher course. No bull, just techniques and sane advice.)

  2. Bullet2003: Creative Writing, Sydney University. (I think I suck at creative writing.)

  3. Bullet2002: Printmaking and Etching: Julian Ashton Art School (OK)

  4. Bullet1998: Multi Media Certificate at the Computer Graphics College, Sydney (best course ever! Top marks, too.)

  5. Bullet1997: Still Life Oil Painting: Willandra Art School, Ryde (loved this!)

  6. Bullet1991: Quark Xpress Certificate (Advanced) at the Computer Graphics College (finished with top marks!)

  7. Bullet1990: Quark Xpress Certificate at the Computer Graphics College (finished with top marks!)

  8. Bullet1974: Graphic Design Certificate (part) Randwick Tech Art School (pre-COFA) (dropped out!)

  9. Bullet1972 -73 Diploma in Fine Art: Randwick Tech Art School (pre-COFA), East Sydney (dropped out!)

  10. Bullet1971: HSC: Art major: Pottery. (Accepted for state tour eg Art Express)