ABOUT

Mel Shipley, Artist - Mel was born in California in 1944, and now resides high on a hill overlooking the quaint, historic village of Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  He creates fine limited edition bronzes using the lost was method, unique and whimsical steel tables and contemporary oil paintings. 


Mostly self-taught, he studied art at the Colorado Institute of Art in Denver. Mel had completed commission works in bronze for private collectors as well as church and hotel installations. He is also available to create your ideas and visions as well.


Mel owns his Signature Gallery, located at 85 Spring Street in one of the grand old buildings in the historic district of Eureka Springs. There you will find his sculptures and paintings, as well as those of five other artists.

Open Thursday through Tuesday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Wednesday by appointment only. The gallery is a working studio and you will often find either Mel or Denise Ryan, oil painter, creating new works here.


When visiting Eureka Springs, please drop by to see upcoming offerings! Please feel free to contact Mel by phone at 479-244-7190 or stop by the gallery at 85 Spring Street.

Meet Fellow Artist, Denise Ryan.