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Shelley Koopmann

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I work primarily in pastel, a pure permanent pigment with a wonderful range of vibrant, unadulterated colors. Growing up along the beaches of Long Island, New York, and now living on a lake in Virginia, I paint landscapes that are reminiscent of my youth, as well as the beautiful lakes and farms of Southwest Virginia. I hope my artwork invokes feelings of peace and joy. Check out Shelley's artwork at Goose Creek Studio (, Art Visions Gallery (, Simply Framing by Kristi (