Known for his brightly colored oil pastels, Illinois artist, Shipperley’s work is primarily comprised of landscape and still life; subject is not his priority, instead interpretation through feeling and emotion is. Most of his work is imaginary, allowing for freedom in design, rather than a strict interpretation of a place or subject. How one paints, not what one paints is for him the essence of an outstanding work of art. Shipperley has said that “trees and landscapes should reflect their poetry and grace, not just their structure. The sky and the land must stir our emotions by the very nature of their rhythm and communication with each other”.