Erica Shipley

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Beach Walk

Beach Walk

Oil on Paper
The Beast from the East: A Gorilla’s Wedding

The Beast from the East: A Gorilla’s Wedding

In South Africa we call it a monkey’s wedding when it is raining and the sun is shining at the same time. During the recent snow in London, I looked out of the window to the sight of the sun shining as snow fell on the palm leaves outside. Obviously something more strong and expressive than “a monkey’s wedding” was needed.

Collage
Submerged

Submerged

Collage
Harbour Birds

Harbour Birds

Oil on canvas
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Underwater nets

Underwater nets

Collage
14.5cm x 16.5cm
Miss Hayes Celebrates

Miss Hayes Celebrates

Collage
35cm x 24cm
A child's joy at a visit to the seaside
Rock and water shadows

Rock and water shadows

Collage
42cm x 23cm
Cave Floor

Cave Floor

Shale floor in cave off the Contour Path, Table Mountain

Oil on Paper
38cm x 50cm
Mountain Stream

Mountain Stream

Oil on Paper
40cm x 57cm
Oasis

Oasis

Pastel
22cm x 30cm
Little Lion's Head

Little Lion's Head

Pastel
15cm x 25cm
The Carp

The Carp

Ink drawing

Baboon

Baboon

Pastel
27cm x 18cm
Cat!!!?

Cat!!!?

Is that a cat before my eyes?

Original
Oil on Board
23cm x 29.5cm

£180.00 Framed
Mutt

Mutt

Pastel
Bird Bath (Redwing Starling II)

Bird Bath (Redwing Starling II)

Pastel
20.5cm x 29cm
Sunbird with Agapanthus

Sunbird with Agapanthus

Pastel
29cm x 20.5cm
Study in Pink

Study in Pink

Monoprint
17.5cm x 23.5cm
Cat-handled II

Cat-handled II

This cat does not enjoy being picked up.

Oil on Board
26cm x 41cm
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Some cats enjoy being picked up, but others do not thrive on it. They will grace your lap or your shoulder with their presence at a time of their own choosing, as suits them. When picked up against their will, they will look uncomfortable or actively struggle.
Rex Geriatrix

Rex Geriatrix

This painting was selected for The Discerning Eye 2014 exhibition at The Mall Galleries.

Oil on Paper
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Urban Jungle

Urban Jungle

Mixed Media
28cm x 40.5cm
A cat can be at home in whatever jungle it finds itself. Unlike a dog, we have not taken the jungle out of it.
Quiet Moment

Quiet Moment

Mixed Media
29cm x 39cm
Concentrating

Concentrating

Pastel
21.5cm x 15cm
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Night Prowler

Night Prowler

Monoprint
25cm x 34cm
Stalking

Stalking

Pastel
27cm x 52cm
Stretch

Stretch

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Sun Seeker

Sun Seeker

Oil on canvas
Kimono

Kimono

Ink on Paper
The Smoker (II)

The Smoker (II)

Pastel
29cm x 20.5cm
In the intense Mediterranean light, from the darkness of an interior a pacing figure emerges sporadically to intensely draw on his cigarette. Is he rehearsing and practicing his lines? Preparing a brief? Worrying over a problem? He is lost deep in concentration. I will never know what it is about.
Portrait of Jo

Portrait of Jo

Oil on Board
41cm x 31.5cm

£335.00 Framed
Portrait of a friend in introspective mode, thoughtful, inward-looking.
Portrait with Tukrah

Portrait with Tukrah

Oil on Board
Lifeboat House Studio

Lifeboat House Studio

Oil on canvas
38cm x 45.5cm

£240.00
Harbour Timeline

Harbour Timeline

Oil on canvas
40cm x 30cm

£250.00
Porthleven Harbour Cannon

Porthleven Harbour Cannon

Oil on canvas
29.5cm x 40cm

£200.00
Harbour Moon

Harbour Moon

Mixed Media
Yacht

Yacht

Collage
26cm x 17cm
Adam and the Tree of Life

Adam and the Tree of Life

Collage
41cm x 29cm
Rocks and Water

Rocks and Water

Oil on Paper
29cm x 20.5cm
Hex River View

Hex River View

Oil on Board
20cm x 35cm
Cedarberg Outcrop

Cedarberg Outcrop

Oil on Board
30cm x 42.5cm
Boat and Buoy

Boat and Buoy

Oil on Board
35.5cm x 20.5cm
Porthleven A-Z

Porthleven A-Z

A free study of a stormy few days around Porthleven harbour.

Oil on canvas
61cm x 37.5cm
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After a week observing and drawing at Porthleven and during a period of some extremely wild weather with some of the most powerful breakers I have seen, this painting was done on the last day as a response to the whole week.
Anyone for Walkies?

Anyone for Walkies?

Pastel
15cm x 22cm
Baboons

Baboons

Pastel
20.5cm x 29cm
Ball Game

Ball Game

Mixed Media
29cm x 40.5cm
Cape Robin

Cape Robin

Pastel
29cm x 20.5cm
Bird Bath (Redwing Starling I)

Bird Bath (Redwing Starling I)

Pastel
29cm x 20.5cm
Noah's Giraffes

Noah's Giraffes

Pronking after the Deluge

Mixed Media
30.5cm x 15cm
Joy at release after confinement, into the sunshine after the long rains.
Spheres Crossing I

Spheres Crossing I

Monoprint
34.5cm x 45.5cm
Cat-handled I

Cat-handled I

This cat does not like being handled. Pick her up at your peril.

Oil on Board
25.5cm x 35cm
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Some cats enjoy being picked up, but others do not thrive on it. They will grace your lap or your shoulder with their presence at a time of their own choosing, as suits them. When picked up against their will, they will look uncomfortable or actively struggle.
New Tom

New Tom

They used to talk about New Man. I called Sutu New Tom because he was closer to his kittens than their mother was.

Pastel
14.5cm x 21.1cm
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From the moment they were born, Sutu showed great interest in and loved his kittens. He was always playing with them or cuddled up with them. They adored him and even closer to him than their mother. After he was neutered, Dinka had two more litters in which he never showed the slightest interest. In his case the truism that male cats do not recognize their own kittens did not appear to be true.
Dreaming

Dreaming

Monoprint
37cm x 50cm
Cave Cat

Cave Cat

Monoprint
21cm x 29cm
Candy Cat

Candy Cat

Monoprint
17cm x 46cm
The Stretch

The Stretch

Pastel
39cm x 50cm
Bella

Bella

Oil on Board
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The Rex Glare

The Rex Glare

A Devon Rex is a cat with attitude. They let you know when they are displeased.

Oil on Board
20.5cm x 29cm
Hands On

Hands On

Oil on Board
The Smoker (I)

The Smoker (I)

Pastel
29cm x 20.5cm
In the intense Mediterranean light, from the darkness of an interior a pacing figure emerges sporadically to intensely draw on his cigarette. Is he rehearsing and practicing his lines? Preparing a brief? Worrying over a problem? He is lost deep in concentration. I will never know what it is about.
Biker

Biker

Mixed Media
25cm x 22.5cm
Relaxing

Relaxing

Oil on Board
Port Isaac View

Port Isaac View

Oil on canvas
Beached Boats

Beached Boats

Oil on canvas
30cm x 40cm
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Charlestown Harbour

Charlestown Harbour

Oil on canvas
40cm x 50cm

£280.00