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Mary Michael Shelley

Folk Art Americana Painted Wood Carvings


Portfolio

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Diners | Farms | Vacation/Outdoors | Dreaming | Other | Commissioned Art | Reproductions


American Folk Art- each piece one of a kind and original.

DREAMING

 

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NEW! Wood Spirits 7, $495.00. 12.5" x12.5" x 3"
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf

I'd look good on your wall

 

Ear to the Wind 2, $450.00. 12" x7.5" x 3"
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf
, brass tacks
Take me Home

 

NEW! Woman Lies Down with Dogs, #38, $2500.00. 20" x 15.5" x 1.5"
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf

See this piece being made at my BLOG!
Let me Guard You

 

NEW! Wind Blows my Hat Off, #1, $450.00. 11.5" x 12" x 1.5"
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf
, brass tacks
See this work in progress at my BLOG

Put me on your wall

 

NEW! Wind Blows my Hat Off, #2, $950.00. 15.25" x 12.5" x 1.5"
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf
, brass tacks
Say Yes to Me

 

Cat and Dog Share a Food Bowl, $950.00. 14.5" x 12" x 1.5"
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf
, brass tacks
we'd like to come to your house


 

Guard Dogs Icon Number 35, $450.00. 10" x 8" x 3"
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf
, copper, brass tacks
howling to live with you

 

Guard Dogs Icon Number 34, $450.00. 10.25" x11.5" x 2"
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf
, copper, brass tacks
We Say Woof!

 

Ear to the Wind, 1, $450.00. 11 5/8" x 7.75" x 3.5"
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf
, brass tacks 
Read about Ear to the Wind 1 and its companion piece at my BLOG

Say Yes to Me!


 

Crows with Waving Guys $1800.00. 14" x 20.75" x 2.5"
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf
, copper and brass tacks
This could be yours!

 

Guard Dogs with Copper Stars #31, $1500.00. 13.75" x 18.5" x 4.5"
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf
, copper stars
Take me home!

 

Guard Dogs by Fire, Number 29, $950.00. 16.5" x 11.5" x 1.5"
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf, brass tacks

We Need a Home!

  

Guard Dogs Dance, Number 28, $450.00. 9.5" x 12" x 3"
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf

Buy Woof Buy!

 

Bird Hands # 7 $390.00. 11" x 11" x 2"
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf

BUY NOW

 

Bird Print, Limited edition of 12, wood block print on archival quality paper. $75.00 unframed. Image size 13 x 10
Here's a link to my blog where I show this print being made start to finish. Check out "archives" for October.
BUY NOW

 

 

Guard Dogs, Yes, #16 $775.00. 15" x 11" x 1"|
Carved pine,acrylic paint, gold leaf
, brass tacks
BUY NOW

  
Two Men Reaching to the Sky. $450.00 9" x 9.5" x 2".
Acrylics, gold leaf, carved pine. 
BUY NOW

  

Three Copper Shadows. $550.00 reduced to $450.00.  12.75" x 9.5" x 1".
Acrylics, copper, abilone buttons, carved pine.
SOLD to a good home! Thanks Katharyn.




Birds in Red and Green. $3200.00. 17" x 24" x 1.5".
Acrylics, gold leaf, carved pine.

Waiting for the right person!

 

 

Birds in Blue. $2200.00. 17" x 19"x 1.5".
Video of Birds in Blue, close up details.

Acrylics, gold leaf, carved pine.
Here's a link to my folk art blog entry where I talk about this piece

This could be in your house!

 

 
Me with Suitcase, Streetlights. $4300.00. 29.5" x 19" x 1.5". 
Acrylics, copper, gold leaf, carved pine.
BUY NOW

 

My Father with Wind and Birds at his Back, $495.00. 13.5" x 9" x 3.5"
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf
, brass tacks
SOLD, Pennsylvania Bound, Thanks so much David and Denise for your support of my artwork over the years!

Wood Spirits in Nature, $450.00. 11" x 115" x 3"
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf

SOLD
, bought as a gift from a secret admirer...

 

Wood Spirits with Leaves Number 6, $450.00. 13" x 11" x 1.5"
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf

SOLD
Indianapolis Bound! Thanks, Julia.

 

Revenge of the Crows, $950.00. 12.25" x 15.75" x 1.5"
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf

SOLD, to a fellow artist, thanks Fred

 

NEW! Guard Dogs #32, Woman Asleep Safe in Nature, $1400.00. 17.5" x 13.5" x 1.5"
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf
 
SOLD
, to W and G, thanks so much for your constant support in these hard times, you've helped keep my work alive!

 

At One with Nature, $390.00. 10" x 11" x 3"
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf

SOLD to a new Buyer! Thanks Leah!


Crows with Seated Guys. $2200.00. 15.25" x 17.5" x 1.5"
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf
See this piece being made at my BLOG
SOLD, thanks so much Karin, Happy 50th Birthday to you!

 


Wood Spirits in Nature, #5. $2200.00. 19" x 15" x 1.5"
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf

SOLD to a new buyer, thanks Lisa
See this piece being made at my BLOG

 

Guy and Protective Dog Lying Down, Number 30, $575.00. 11" x 20.25" x 2"
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf

SOLD, thanks Harry

 

Guard Dogs with Moon, Number 27, $450.00. 15" x 9.25" x 3"
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf
.
See this piece being made at my BLOG! 
SOLD, thanks Harry

 

Crows and Moon, Number 5, $450.00. 9.75" x 12" x 2"
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf

SOLD
, flying off to the south!

 

Bunch of Crows, Number 6, $390.00. 9.5" x 10.5" x 2"
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf

SOLD, a gift from grandparents to a grandson!

 

Guard Dogs with Sleeping Figure, #23. $850.00. 13.5" x 14" x 1.5"
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf

SOLD!, California Bound to new collectors of my work!
See this piece being made at my BLOG

 

   
Guard Dogs #2, Mother and Child. $775.00 reduced to $475.00. 18" x 13.5" x 1".
Acrylics, gold leaf, carved pine & plywood.
SOLD
to a new Ithaca Buyer

 
Two Protective Dogs Howling at Moon. $1500.00 reduced to $1200.00.  13" x 16.5" x 1.5". 
Acrylics, gold leaf, carved pine.
SOLD
. You got a good one Jean!

  

 
Three Guardians with Buttons. $475.00. 10.5" x 13.25" x 2".

Acrylics, copper, gold leaf, pearl buttons, carved pine.
SOLD to an Ithaca fan

 

Rise Above Yes # 3, $450.00. 15.5" x 9.75" x 2.5"
Carved pine, acrylic paint

SOLD
, Thank you Jennifer.

 

NEW! Woman Aleep with Guard Dogs, #26. $950.00. 16.5" x 10.5" x 1.5"
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf
SOLD
, thank you Susan!
See this piece being made at my BLOG

  

Three Fierce Guard Dogs, #24. $390.00. 8.5" x 10.5" x 2"
Carved pine, acrylic paint.
 
SOLD

 

Guard Dog and Guy in Nature. $475.00. 11.5" x 9.5" x 1"
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf
 
SOLD, thank you Roberta.
See this piece being made at my BLOG

 
Person and Protective Bird Spirit. $350.00. 10.5" x 9" x 2".
Acrylic stain, gold leaf, carved pine.
Donated to the Folk Art Society of America for their  Annual Fall Auction 2012

 Bunch of Crows, $390.00. 9.25" x 9.5" x 2"
Carved pine, acrylic paint
 
SOLD
, to faithful Ithaca fans, so much support from you over the years!

 

Crows and Mr. Clean. $475.00. 9.5" x 11.5" x "
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf

SOLD
to someone who has looked for a long time.
See this piece being made at my BLOG 

 

Bunch of Crows Icon #2. $425.00. 10.75" x 12.5" x 2.5"
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf

SOLD, Atlanta, Georgia bound.

 

NEW! Guard Dogs with Fire, #22. $750.00. 14.25" x 10.5" x 1"
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf

Folk Art Blog entry on this work.
SOLD
, these dogs now live in Pennsylvania!

 

 

Yes, Rise Above #1. $450.00. 16" x 10" x 2.5"
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf, plywood

Folk Art Blog entry on this work 
SOLD
 

    
Bird Hands and Poplars. $400.00. 11" x 9.5" x 1.5".
Acrylics, gold leaf, carved pine.
Donated to the Folk Art Society of America
for their  Annual Fall Auction 2011

   
Two Figures Hands joined in Air. $375.00. 12" x 8.5" x 2".
Acrylics, gold leaf, copper, carved pine.
SOLD
on an installment plan to a California buyer

  


Yes, Rise Above #2. $450.00. 15.5" x 9.75" x 2.5"  
Carved pine,acrylic paint, gold leaf.
Folk Art Blog entry on this work
SOLD to NYC visitors to the Farmers Market

 


NEW! Crows With Circle, Number Two. $1200.00. 13" x 17" x 2.5"
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf

Folk Art Blog entry on this work 
SOLD
Thank you Patrick and Rose Anne for your support of my work!
 

Dogs by Fire, Pointy Pines, #21. $850.00. 15" x 11" x 1
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf.
 
SOLD. To a new buyer, who bought it for herself for her birthday!
 

Sleeping Figure, Guard Dogs #19. $750.00. 12" x 12.5" x 1.5"
Carved pine,acrylic paint, gold leaf.
See my BLOG where I talk about making this piece start to finish.
Sold. To someone who looked at my work for years, moved away from Ithaca. On a visit back to town, she just had to get this piece! Thanks Sari!

 


Guard Dogs, #17. $575.00. 12" x 10.75" x 1.5"
Carved pine,acrylic paint, copper, gold leaf
.
See a VIDEO of carving this piece.

See my BLOG where I talk about making this piece start to finish.
SOLD
. To a new collector of my work! Thanks, Sue.

  
Hands in Air, Copper. $375.00. 13.5" x 7" x 2".
Acrylics, gold leaf, copper, carved pine
Donated to the Folk Art Society of America Annual Fall Auction 2010

    

Woman with a Spare Set of Hands. $475.00. 15.5" x 9"x 1"
Carved pine and Plywood, acrylic paint, gold leaf 
Donated to the Folk Art Society of America Annual Fall Auction 2009
Here's a link to some writing Mary did about this particular piece

 

 

Wood Nymphs #4. $390.00. 11" x 12" x 1.5"
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf, plywood

Folk Art Blog entry on this work
SOLD

 

 
Strange Dream Icon, Copper Triangle. $400.00. 10.5" x 9" x 2".
Acrylics, copper, abalone, gold leaf, carved pine.
SOLD. Currently being paid for on layaway by a Lambertville, NJ fan of my work. Thanks Ed, for your purchase!

 

Guard Dogs #18. $750.00. 16" x 10.75" x 1.5"
Carved pine,acrylic paint, copper, gold leaf
.
SOLD
on layaway to Paula and Freddy! Thanks you two!



Crows in a Circle. $1200.00. 13" x 16.25" x 2"
Carved pine,acrylic paint, gold leaf
.
SOLD. Thanks so much, David, for your purchase!

Person, Birds and Trees (Horizontal)  $575.00. 8.25x 17.5 x1.5"
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf

SOLD

Wild Bird Dream. $1800.00. 23" x 13.25" x 1.5"|
Carved pine,acrylic paint, gold leaf
 
SOLD
to a new buyer of my work who waited until he found something he really liked!

 


Three Bird Icon. $375.00. 11" x 8.5" x 2".
Acrylics, copper, gold leaf, carved pine.
NFS, given to a family member.


Crows Levitating Guy. $650.00. 12" x 11.75" x 1.5"
Carved pine,acrylic paint, gold leaf
.
Here's a link to my folk art blog entry where I talk about being inspired to do my first pictures of crows.
SOLD
to two long time Want-to-Owns. "We love crows and we're celebrating our 40th Wedding Anniversary in March, so this our gift to each other!"

 


Guard Dogs (Three Against One), Number 12. $425.00. 11" x 9.75" x 1.5"
|
Carved pine, copper, acrylic paint, gold leaf

SOLD

This one sold to an upstate New York fan of my artwork.

 

 

Guard Dogs # 15. $650.00. 14.75" x 11" x 1"|
Carved butternut, copper, acrylic paint, gold leaf
, natural wood.
SOLD
to Pennsylvania patrons of my work

 


Guard Dogs (Three Fierce Ones), Number 13
. $550.00. 12" x 9.75" x 1.5".
Carved pine, copper, acrylic paint, gold leaf
SOLD
to Pennsylvania patrons of my work

 


Two Dogs by Campfire, Number 14. $650.00. 14" x 9"x 1"
Carved pine, acrylic paint, gold leaf
SOLD

 

Wood Nymphs Still Hoping. $390.00. 10.5" x 11.5" x 1.5"|
Carved pine,acrylic paint, gold leaf

SOLD

This one sold to a new collector of my art who's looked for a long time.

 

   
Self Portrait. Drawing. $90.00.
Ink and Guache on paper. 10"x8.5" mat opening sized. .
SOLD

This drawing "Self Portrait" sold to a local couple who'd never seen my work. Two months later they came back and bought the second drawing "Rise Above" (see below).

 

Rise Above. Drawing. $90.00.
Ink and Guache on paper. 14" x 10" mat opening size 
SOLD


Twin Guard Dogs #11. $625.00. 13.5" x 10" x 1"
Carved pine, acrylics, gold leaf, copper.
SOLD

This one sold to someone who lives in Virginia.

 
Dogs By Campfire #7. $595.00. 13.5" x 9.5" x 1".
Acrylics, copper, carved pine.
SOLD

 

   
Person Reaching up with Bird. $450.00. 13.5" x 10.5" x 3".

Acrylics, gold leaf, carved pine.
SOLD

  

   
Dog, Yes and Stars. $800.00. 17.5" x 11.5" x 2". 
Acrylics, copper, brass tacks, gold leaf, carved pine.
SOLD.


Guard Dogs #5, Copper  Moon. $1800.00. 24.5" x 16.5" X 1.5".
Acrylics, copper, carved pine.
SOLD to an Ithaca admirer of my work.


Peace Dove. 5.5" x 9" x 2". $200.00
Acrylics, gold leaf, carved pine.
SOLD

 


Guard Dogs #8, Copper Bird. $850.00. 14.5" x 11" x 1".
Acrylics, gold leaf, carved pine, copper 
SOLD
This one sold to someone who paid over time,
mentioned at my folk art blog.

 

 
Guard Dogs #9, Snoozing Figure, Wall of Trees. $850.00. 14.5" x 11" x 1".
Acrylics, gold leaf, carved pine, copper 
SOLD
This one sold to someone who paid over time, mentioned at my folk art blog.

  
Guard Dogs #1. $525.00. 10.75" x 10.5" x 1".
Acrylics, copper, carved pine.
SOLD to a California admirer of my work

 


Guard Dogs #3, $400.00. 10" x 9.5" x 1".
Acrylics, gold leaf, copper, carved pine.
SOLD

 

 
Wood Spirit with Crown, Natural Finish. $275.00.  10.5" x 5.5" x 2".
Acrylic stain, gold leaf, carved pine.
SOLD

 

 
Four Bird Icon.
SOLD.

 


Person with Tree Inside, Natural Finish. $300. 13.5" x 7.5" x 1.5".
Acrylic paint/stain, gold leaf, carved pine.
SOLD


 

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