Inspired by nature and specializing in painting, Shelby Cook
uses a realistic approach to capture moments and tell stories about the
landscapes and cities she visits. She focuses on works based on her travels and
memories, combining nostalgia with scenery as a way to remember and capture
experiences. In Portal and Thistle, dense trees and branches illustrate a sense
of isolation and protection, reflecting her own use of forests as a place of
escape and solitude.