An empathic creator, Shelley adeptly combines conceptual and visual elements from a vast range of sources. She feels her art as something that calls her to continually pursue greater depth and skill. One of her frescoes was presented to His Royal Highness, Prince Edward, in 2016. Various hospitals have purchased her medicine tins, including the largest in Sweden. Her work is in public and private collections in many countries. She sees success as reaching more people with messages of hope.
An extensive gallery of available work is located at https://www.shelleyvanderbyl.com