About Shelley Dodd


     I was born in a small town in southeastern Idaho and grew up appreciating the outdoors with my father, an avid hunter and fisherman.   I fell head over heels for painting in oil when I took my first lesson at age 13.  I graduated from Utah State University with a BS in Business/Human Resources and always wished I would have majored in Art.  It was at USU I met my husband.  We were married in Logan, Utah and raised our four children there. 

    The beauty of the world has always captured my attention.  My paintings rarely reflect a literal view.  I am inspired by nature, and interesting combinations of color and shape.  I have avoided the traditional path of an artist, probably breaking all of the rules in the process, and have found it a delightful pursuit.