Shirley J. Crowell

We Clean Up Quite Nice

Collinsville, Illinois

Shirley is a free lance artist, silk painter and jewelry maker . She attended Southern Illinois University where she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in textiles and Bachelor of Fine Arts in metal smithing. Shirley taught art for nearly 24 years. Her work has been shown nationally and she has had several commissions of public art.

“Seeing hubcaps everywhere, lost and forgotten on the side of the road made me wonder…what could be done with them? What a fantastic idea to make art out of them. The artists I saw on the website sparked my creative psyche! Could I translate a ‘lost’ hubcap into an object de arte? Thank you for inviting me on the ‘ride’.”Shirley J. Crowell