I'm Shelly (Shellz-art) and I am a professional concept artist, illustrator and adventurer from Ireland. I'm currently creating character concept art for video games and creating personal illustrations in my spare time.
My artwork is largely inspired by my adventures as a transatlantic sailor and explorer. This experience has been a huge influence in my creativity and work ethic. I have visited over 200 places in 53 countries, states and small islands. I've battled raging winds and high seas, survived pirated waters and tornadoes, trekked across an entire island and up a volcano, explored around in an army tank and submarine, took several 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!
Still in my 20s and now currently situated in my home country Ireland, I have a love for movies, video games, baking and playing piano / guitar. I also have 6 bunnies and a stray cat who decided to live with me.
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’ve worked on book covers, comics, commissions, large wall murals, product designs, tattoo designs and several other video game projects as well. I'd also love to get involved within the movie industry and expand my expertise. I am settling down for a while so I can work in-house if the opportunity arises.
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