Brigid Shelly is a graduate of  St. Mary's University College, Strawberry Hill, Middlesex (Bachelors Degree) and of Trinity College, Dublin (Masters Degree).  Having had a short career in teaching, she is now a registered working artist fast becoming known as one of the leading agricultural painters in the country.

From 1994 to 2003 she painted under the watchful and talented eye of Desmond Turner RUA.  Her work is included in many private and public collections in Ireland (including Department of Agriculture, Cork Marts, Teagasc, Dairygold, Glanbia and 46 paintings hanging in The Red Cow Hotel, Dublin), and now all over the world.

She is delighted to be known as the "Cow Painter", as over the last twenty five years she has specialised in painting cows, but she does paint a variety of other subjects as you will see in this website.