Established artist Shirley Kaci is back after a break from the art scene caring for her loved ones.
Her new website is now live! Over the years her work has graced the walls and shelves of offices and has been exhibited at various galleries around the UK. With over 30 years experience she has built up a vast collection of paintings including limited and unlimited prints. Her artwork is a crossover between a painting style and textile style. Bold, fun, bright, spontaneous expressive florals for those who like to infuse colour into their interior palate and a more monochromatic type feel in her fine detailed quirky sketches, often embellished with soft gold/silver or both. Easy on the eye, portraying quirky illustrations of faces forms and felines. A meeting of minds, imagination and reality. https://www.kacidesigns.com
Joint Exhibition from March 1st 2022 ongoing.
You can view Shirley’s Limited Edition print at Coloursonic’s Gallery of works
408 Harrow Rd London, United Kingdom
By appointment only.
Please phone: 020 7286 4766
You can also view Shirley’s print in their online Instagram shop.
August 2020 Shirley is in the process of setting up a new private facebook group.
Plans for 2021 to organise group events for those who would like to use creativity for relaxation.
Just prior to Christmas Shirley and her daughter launched their new e-commerce online shop. There you can see shirley kaci's surface pattern designs on Women's and Men's Clothing along with their Kaci Malone range of Homeware/Soft Furnishing products.
Previous Exhibitions and Events
To aid advancement and awareness to the pieces of work created by Shirley Kaci, it was a natural progression to exhibit as frequently as possible. These events helped provide a platform to accelerate her works. In many cases Shirley was the organiser and coordinator of these exhibitions. On the 6th of July 1996 Shirley managed to open her own gallery (MINDS EYE). With this new asset she was able to offer display space for other artists within her own facility, along with many of her own pieces. In only a short time she had managed to use the gallery to her advantage and this became the new platform for exhibiting her works.
2009 - 2013 June: February Art Studio at Rose Opticians Waltham Cross Herts
2012 28th September: Isabel Hospice were running a theme to their shops called Midnight Walk. Shirley Kaci created a backdrop for their window display at the Galleria Shopping Centre Hatfield, Comet Way, Herts AL10 OXR. It was on displayed at the galleria for 2 weeks.
2011 June: Some of Shirley Kaci’s products were donated to Cancer Research for their fundraising week.
2010: Shirley Kaci was displaying her art and was a casual trader in the Art and Crafts section of the Market. Outside next to the market office. 72 Tavistock Road London W11 1AN.
2000 - 2010: Paintings displayed on the walls of Hill Partnerships Offices in Chingford
2000 - 2009: Supplied Limited Edition Miniature Sculptures to Hill Partnerships.
2008 - 13th April - 12th June: The Princess Alexandra Hospital Harlow Essex.
2006 – 5th – 12th April: Gibberd Gallery Civic Centre Harlow Essex Open Exhibition
1999 - 2006: Supplied bespoke greeting cards to Hill Partnerships Chingford
1997 - 5th - 17th March: Whiteleys Atrium Gallery Mixed Exhibition. 'MIND BODY AND SOUL'
1997 - 14th - 27th January: Whiteleys Atrium Gallery Winners of the summer Exhibition.
1996 - 26th November - 2nd December: Whiteleys Atrium Gallery (Queensway, London) Minds Eye Collective
1996 - 16th - 23rd September: Whiteleys Atrium Gallery (Queensway London) Mixed Exhibitions.
1996 - 8th September 1996: Wyllyotts Centre Mixed Exhibition, Hertsmere Society of Arts.
1996 - 16th July - 5th August: The Whiteleys Atrium Gallery (Queensway, London) Organised/Coordinated Open Summer Exhibition.
1996 - 6th July: Official Opening of the MINDS EYE Gallery of Arts.
1996 - 7th February - 2nd March: Clements Department Store Watford Mixed Exhibition.
1996 - November 1995 - January 1996: Lincolnshire Gallery Mixed Exhibition.
1995 - 19th November: Bloomsbury Theatre (London) Back Drop Underground Scene
1995 - 1st October 1995: Birmingham Art Auction in Aid of the Birmingham Mail Xmas tree Fund.
1995 - 8th - 22nd August: Wyllyotts Art Centre, Joint Exhibition Faces Forms and Felines
1995 - 24th June - 1st July Wyllyotts Centre (Hertsmere Society of Arts) Mixed Exhibition
1995 - 8th - 22nd April: Farnham Maltings. Exhibited alongside the famous Russian Jewish Surrealist Artist Marc Chagall. Inspired by Nature
1994 - 11th October - 23rd November: Jelly Leg'd Chicken Arts Gallery Reading Mixed Exhibition
1994 - 27th September - 1st October: Wyllyotts Centre Mixed Exhibition (Potters Bar Art Group).
1994 - 11 - 17th September: Wyllyotts Centre Potters Bar Mixed Exhibition (Hertsmere Society of Arts).
1994 - August: Millbridge Rooms Hertford Open Studio Week.
1994 - 30th July - 29th August: Alexandra Palace (North London) Open Exhibition.
1994 - June 5th - 10th: Wyllyotts Centre Mixed Exhibition. (Potters Bar Arts Group).
1994 - May 16th - 21st: Wyllyotts Centre Potters Bar Mixed Exhibition. (Potters Bar Arts Group).
1993 - October 28th - 1st: November Business Design Centre (London) Antique Fair.
1993 - February 1st - 13th: Wyllyotts Centre Darks Lane EN6 2HN Potters Bar Herts. Solo Exhibition.
1992 - November 29th: Cuffley Hall one day event Solo Exhibition In aid of East Herts Miscarriage Association.
1991 - Venue Cuffley Library Solo Art Exhibition.
Mother of two Shirley Kaci was born in North London and relocated to Hertfordshire at the age of nine. A self taught artist, a feisty character with a heart of gold, always willing and wanting to give to a worthy cause.
Shirley’s life has been a real rollercoaster, so to ease the bumps in the road she used art as a means of expressing her most deepest emotional turmoil. She discovered her true artistic ability to create after the loss of her third child in 1989 and found art to be a potent therapy. She was referred to psychotherapy twice, 1989-1991 and 2014-19. Her first solo exhibition was in her local library followed by her second solo show in 1992, partnering with E.H.M.A, (East Herts Miscarriage Association) an association she was keen to promote. She raised funds for their charity and was filmed by Cable Television. There were other T.V appearances between 1995-2000, a one-to-one interview with Kathleen Holloway UK Living, focusing on shirley’s art and miscarriages and a part in a series with the BBC “Bare Necessities”.
Aged 31, Shirley did her first GCSE English, A/S in Art, and Social Science as part of her Access to HE. She was nominated by two local art groups to be their exhibition organiser/coordinator, and curated several exhibitions for them. Shirley submitted work to the UK’s largest open exhibition at Alexandra Palace. During the exhibition, some of the artists work were stolen and some went missing. Shirley became the first point of call and coordinated artists complaints, successfully managed to find the whereabouts of many missing paintings by facilitating an article in the artist and illustrators magazine as well as the Independent Newspaper.
Shirley created a large backdrop of an underground scene for a local theatre company for the Bloomsbury Theatre and her work was also displayed alongside the great Marc Chagall during a touring exhibition of his work at the Farnham Maltings.
After the birth of Shirley’s daughter she opened an Art Gallery, a new platform to promote her and other artists work. When she closed her gallery she lived in a refuge with her children. She went onto study construction trades gaining three NVQs in bricklaying, interior decorating and horticulture which was achieved in record time. Being the only female bricklayer left on site, the direction she’d thought she was going in all changed. Shirley was introduced to CEO Andy Hill, Property Developer at Hill Partnerships LTD who she trained with and began a 10 year partnership supplying them with bespoke greeting cards and two series of four miniature sculptures. Shirley sold 2700 sculptures which graced hundreds of interior offices in and around the UK. She partnered with Hill’s to produce 100 limited edition prints of which the proceeds of sales were donated to the charity crisis.