Shirli Marcantel

Shirli Marcantel

Shirli Marcantel is a painter, sculptor, photographer and collage artist. Her work is inspired by her studies of design and the botanical world. For thirty years, Shirli enjoyed a successful career as an Interior Plantscape Designer and Consultant for Houston’s largest corporate and public spaces. Her specialty was working with tropical and exotic plants.
In conjunction with a design career, Shirli studied art at the University of Houston, the Houston Museum of Fine Art’s Glassell School, and Rice University’s Continuing Education Center, in Houston. She is a graduate of Houston’s Museum of Fine Art’s Glassell School, with a major in sculpture and ceramics. Shirli’s work masterfully illustrates the beauty of natural forms. Botanical motifs in pattern and decoration are the recurring themes along with the glistening light produced by metallic gold leaf. The result is complex , evocative ceramic forms and unusual mixed media, and collage works. Shirli’s work is in many private collections in the United States, Mexico and Europe. Her photography is in the photography collection of the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, and her mixed media works appear in numerous private and corporate collections. Shirli lives and works in San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico