A lifelong Tennessean, Shelley McCoy is a Franklin-based artist whose expressionistic style uses heavy impasto. Through exploring and mixing various mediums she enhances her work with texture, form, and color. Her rich use of texture creates a sculpted look and sets the color off on the canvas. As a teenager growing up in Paris, she found a natural pull toward creativity. She was drawn to interior design and the visual arts. Moving to the Franklin area years later, a "fixer-upper" renewed and challenged her design instincts. Having trouble finding artwork in her budget led her to begin experimenting artistically. Her original artwork became the finishing touch to their new home. You can reach Shelley through her website, www.shelleymccoyart.com and also through her facebook page, www.facebook.com/pages/Shelley-McCoy-Art.