Shirley Williams has been a professional painter for more than 15 years. Her contemporary abstract landscapes have been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions internationally. She was the winner of a National Painting Competition in 2008. She has been featured in numerous publications including a biography in the October 2007 issue of The Artist's Magazine. In 2006, Shirley Williams was chosen to be Visual Artist in Residence of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra for the 2006-2007 Symphony Season. In addition to numerous public, corporate and private collections, major international projects include site-specific commissions for a private jet lounge, and an award-winning 127-foot yacht in the Virgin Islands. Public collections include University of Windsor, Art Gallery of Windsor, Ste. Cecile International School, County of Essex City Hall and Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit. Major Corporate collections include General Motors, Detroit, KPMG, Saturn Tool & Die, BMO Financial and Eastern Construction to name only a few.
“Living and working in Windsor, Canada, which is directly across the river from Detroit, I am right in the center of the largest concentration of auto and parts manufacturing in the world. Ours is a car culture, especially locally and I clearly see daily evidence of pollution resulting from it. This project is worthwhile in that it sheds a light on the pollution and disposal issue our world faces at an exponential rate.”Shirley Williams