A portrait of Shirley by Numael Pulido
Shirley Pulido, born Shirley Burke, Rochester New York, attended Syracuse University, The University of Rochester, The Brooklyn Museum Art School and Cooper Union.
She received a Fulbright scholarship to study in Paris at the Sorbonne and the Grand Chaumier in 1957. She then lived and worked in France for four years, with an ever deepening commitment to the Masters, despite her early immersion in a modern art education.
She continued to find her own connection to Classical painting - in portraiture, still life and landscape. Eventually returning to New york City she resumed her career, adding mural painting to her repertoire.
She is married to the painter, Numael Pulido.
In 1970 the Pulidos moved their studio to Hancock, New Hampshire where Shirley has established a career in portraiture and animal painting, as well as more recently having become a devoted pastelist.
In the 80's, she and her husband took a three year interlude in England where they executed murals and trompe l'oeil.
Shirley Pulido's works are in collections far and wide.