Festival of Trees 2019
A Timeless Christmas
by Mandie Shockley
About the artist
Mandie Shockley is a self-taught local artist who developed a passion for art at a young age after taking drawing lessons from a family friend. She studied Art History at the University of Maryland alongside her degree in Spanish Language and Literature. She began painting as a hobby and to create gifts for friends and family until 2017 when she was approached for her first commissioned painting. Since then Mandie has continued her passion, specializing in pet portraits and sculpture painting, as well as private and commercial murals. She loves to capture the beauty of nature by painting animals, flowers and landscapes. Christmas is her favorite time of year. Her memories of choosing and decorating a Christmas Tree with her father, who passed away in 2015, are the inspiration for this year's Festival of Trees painting. Having had family members enter Hospice Care, Mandie was very excited to be able to give back to such an incredible program as this year’s Festival of Trees Artist. To see more of Mandie's artwork, visit her at "Mandie Shockley Art" on Facebook or @mandieshockleyart on Instagram.
Artwork is on display at 1880 Bank on Idlewild Avenue in Easton. Tickets available for purchase at $10 each or 3 for $25.