Shirley Apple Jenkins moved into the Baltimore area from the Alabama Gulf Coast where she is a well-known award-winning artist and teacher, who has had a life-long love of art. Shirley is also an accomplished portrait artist

Her paintings of jazz musicians reflect these qualities. One of these paintings was purchased by Host Marriott and giclees were made. They now grace each one of the 1300 rooms in the New Orleans Marriott Hotel, Canal Street. These paintings have more color and energy than any work that I have done before and I am excited by the technique and style of painting. Besides, people have always been my favorite subjects. Sometimes still-life paintings can be boring, but people – never. Shirley describes her work as constantly evolving to explore new depths of emotion and color, while keeping the clean, fresh essence of the watercolor.

Shirley is a signature member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society where she serves on the Board as Exhibit Chair. Paints regularly with Complementary Colors Group. She is past president of the Pleasure Island Art Association, Gulf Shores/ Orange Beach, AL. She teaches watercolor classes to beginners and advanced students.

Ms. Jenkins has been juried into the BWS Mid-Atlantic Regional Exhibit in 2014, 2013 and 2004. She will be one of the featured artist in the Cheap Joe’s 2015 Materials Catalog.