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 movies, while 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, krav maga, baking and playing piano / guitar. I also have 6 bunnies, 2 fish 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. Oh, and book covers, comics, commissions, large wall murals, product designs, tattoo designs and several other video game projects as well. I'm always ready to work in-house and move to a new country if needed.
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.