Shelby Lund is a nostalgic artist who methodically preserves authentic events, people and places. Through the broad visual practice of painting, drawing, printmaking and installation, her work evocatively explores the humanitarian perspectives of past and present experiences. The subject of her artwork is significantly influenced by Shelby’s appreciation of history, respect for family values and love for nature. Shelby is continuing to develop her artistic practice by incorporating encaustic wax and collage into her paintings. She hopes to create her next body of work using these mediums.
Shelby was born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, where she continues to reside. She received her BFA with great distinction from the University of Saskatchewan in 2015. During the course of Shelby’s undergraduate studies she was the recipient of many scholarships and awards. At graduation, she was presented with the University of Saskatchewan Film Society Prize for 2015, and the Judy Poole Award in Art and Art History. Most recent, Shelby was chosen as the Saskatchewan winner for BMO Financial Group’s 1st Art! Invitational Student Art Competition.
Shelby has recently been contracted by local art consultant Andrea Holmes. Her work is promoted on Andrea’s website and together they are working on a future art show. Shelby’s work is also on display and for sale at The Brasserie, Saskatoon’s newest restaurant and art gallery. In addition, Shelby works as a studio assistant for U of S art professor and figurative painter Allyson Glenn.