Growing up in Arizona, Charley’s earliest memories were dabbling in art, taking inspiration from his father who had artistic gifts but never pursued them. Through time drawing, hunting and fishing with him, Charley discovered his love of the outdoors and the amazing creatures that inhabit Arizona and the rest of the country.
Shipley’s explorations in Alaska, British Columbia, the Northwest Territories and the Yukon have also inspired his paintings. In time, he and his wife moved to Montana, where his studio faces the majestic mountains and where mule deer roam every day. His paintings reflect the raw, yet peaceful beauty of this world, removed from the crowded hustle and bustle of everyday life. His paintings invite the viewer to remember a distant time or place in the natural world that holds special meaning to them
Features and Exhibitions
*Southwest Art and Western Art Collector
* Western Masters Show
* Charlie Russell Art Auction. Great Falls, Montana