Shel Waldman Artist Statement
Visionary, illustrator, painter and mixed media artist
"I believe art should provide a component of beauty and be visually pleasing and connect to the viewer aesthetically, while evoking a deeper relationship to ourselves and our surroundings. I have always been drawn to illustrate different cultures and show the strong but beautiful connection between humanity and nature and wildlife, and the spirituality we share.
Thus, my greater goal remains in capturing the essence of the inner spirit and connecting with it as it resides in all beings, and do so via visual illustration on mixed media. By accomplishing this, I am able to connect with people and they with my art.”