Shirle Wempner was raised on a horse ranch in Montana which established a deep love and appreciation of nature and ranch life. She has an instinctive approach incorporating colors in
expressive ways that are unique to her, often using complimentary colors in dynamic patterns. Shirle’s paintings walk a fine line between abstraction and realism. Her powerful and expressive work is intended to draw the viewer in for an emotional response.
Shirle has participated in many art auctions throughout Montana including the Yellowstone Art Museum Annual Art Auction in Billings, the Russell Museum Art Auction in Great Falls, the Big Sky Art Auction in Big Sky, and Warriors and Quiet Waters annual Warrior Fest event and auction in Bozeman, Montana. She is a member of the Montana Painters Alliance, a group of Montana artists that gather two times a year to paint landscape “en plein air” in different locations around Montana.
Shirle has participated in various art exhibits located across the United States, namely American Impressionist Society, Women Artists of the West, and American Women Artists. Shirle and her artist husband, Thomas English, work out of their studios located in their home on a horse ranch overlooking the Lower Sweet Grass Creek, Big Timber, Montana.