A self-taught artist, Shelley Dyer-Gibbins studied graphic designs at various art schools and universities in Salisbury, Plymouth and Exeter, then worked in corporate offices in London and Somerset. Her graphic, retro-toned pieces primarily feature linocut printmaking as well as techniques such as overpainting, underpainting, collage and gold/silver leaf.
“From the moment I carve the linocut, not really knowing exactly how the marks will be interpreted to the ‘first pull’ of the inked paper and then the big ‘reveal.’ That’s the kick I get from the whole process. It’s the not really knowing part that excites and inspires me to experiment further with my artwork.”
Shelley won the 21st NOA's Original Print Prize with Cinegirl. The biggest open Art Competition in the UK with over 4000 entrants. The winning entry was exhibited at The Bargehouse, Oxo Tower, Wharf and as a grand finale, exhibited at the critically acclaimed Pallant House Gallery, home to one of the best collections of Modern British Art in the UK. The NOA was a platform to help boost her creative career and in doing so, she has gained awards, various solo and combined shows. She has recently exhibited at the Bankside Gallery, London as part of the NOPE (National Open Print Exhibition) and part of UPFEST 2021, the street art and graffiti Festival in Bristol (within the heartland of Banksy).