Hello! I am Shelby Pothier, and I am currently based near Seattle, Washington. I spent the first twenty or so years of life in Texas dreaming of living in the Pacific Northwest, and have spent the previous ten years living here, exploring it, and loving every minute of it. Though I have had a passion for creating artwork my whole life, I fell out of practice for nearly a decade after graduating from the University of North Texas in 2012 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Communication Design. During that time I pursued a creatively-demanding career in User Interface design. As part of that, I was honored to have spent most of my career as a digital designer at Walt Disney Parks, Experiences & Products. For 6 years there, I focused on creating magical experiences for Disney Park Guests, focused on every step of their journey from their homes to the Resorts to inside the parks themselves. In the last few years I have stepped away from that career, and feel I am back on the path I should have been on all along: creating artwork that brings joy and peace both to myself and my audience.
When I’m not painting or spending time with the pets that act as my muses, I’m outside hiking, camping, or even giving back and volunteering on the trails I love to explore, helping maintain them for the next generation of hikers to enjoy.