When Shelby Ward was a little girl, growing up in Palm Beach, her parents kept magnificent art books on the shelves of their library. The color plates were such lustrous reproductions that the paintings came to life – especially for Shelby – who spent hours poring over the gleaming volumes. Her parents were horrified when Shelby carefully excised her favorite pages, hanging a private gallery in her bedroom. So began Shelby Ward’s romance with fine art. Her childhood fascination grew to a life-long passion. It is this sense of wonder, this emotional attachment to the aesthetic that Shelby brings to her newest venture Galerie du Soleil.
Located on “Gallery Row” in Old Naples, Shelby has brought a new vision to Galerie du Soleil. And, it is her own enthusiasm and appreciation for fine art that has allowed Shelby to be so successful in just a year at this location. Shelby Ward has spent over thirty years in the fine art world, and hers is a cultivated vision. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Southern California and her impressive career has included work for Sotheby’s, as well as directing noteworthy galleries in Los Angeles and Florida. She has
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