I'm Shelly, a professional concept artist, illustrator and sailor from Ireland. I am currently creating character concept art for video games and movies, and making personal illustrations in my spare time.
My artwork is largely inspired by my adventures as a transatlantic sailor, where I travelled across half the world to explore different cultures and search for new and exciting things to draw! It has been a huge influence in my creativity and I am always eager to put my inspiration to good use.
I have visited over 200 places in 53 countries, small islands and states. I've battled raging winds and high seas, survived pirated waters and tornadoes, trekked across an entire island and up a volcano, explored in a tank and submarine, took cross-country road-trips, built wigwams, traded with the warao-indians and barely made it across the Bermuda Triangle in one piece. Just to name a few things!
I've worked as the main illustrator and concept artist for companies around the world. While I specialize in character design, I have also illustrated props, environments, weaponry, assets and UI.
I'm always ready to work in-house and move to a new country if needed.
Still in my 20s and now currently situated in Ireland, I have a love for movies, video games, martial arts, baking and playing piano / guitar. I have 2 fish and a stray cat who decided to live with me.
Come say hello! Feel free to reach me on social media or email me for any work-related inquiries.
Detailed CV / Resume available upon request.