About the Artist
Native Cape Codder,Jayne Shelley-Pierce, began exhibiting her work professionally in 1988. She did library shows and historical society shows at several locations. Much of her earlier work depicted historical Cape Cod lore, architecture and landscapes. Whimsey and humor were incorporated into numerous townscapes of Cape Cod villages in those early years.
In 1991 Jayne did her first one woman show with The Birdsey Gallery in Osterville Massachusetts. Several solo shows later,Jayne's work can still be found in that little gallery on Wianno Avenue. The whimsey is still in the work often being played out by mans' best friend... the dog.
Jayne Shelley-Pierce has shown regularly at The Cahoon Museum of American Art in Cotuit Mass. She has done two one woman shows there... as well as several invitational juried group shows over the years. She continues to support The Great Brush-Off auction held by the museum each July. Jayne's work has often brought the highest bid at that auction.
Jayne's work has been reproduced into several signed and numbered lithograph and giclee editions. Also, published into greeting cards, notepads, clocks and puzzles. Her images have raised funds for nonprofit organizations like Chips House in Centerville Mass, The Osterville Business and Professional Association of Osterville Mass, Centerville Beautification, Hospice House,Osterville Free Library,Whelden Memorial Library, The Figawi Auction, Channel 2 PBS auction and more.
Jayne continues to enjoy what she does for a living and says of her life: "I am blessed to have an audience that allows me carte blanche as I express and interpret my ideas in paint. My images range from local landmarks, down-home celebrations to somewhat outrageous ideas that are just plain fun. I am most grateful to be an artist that is accepted and recognized."