Born in Detroit, Michigan, Shirley A. Dombrowski Parish is a painter and art educator since 1969. She holds an M.A. degree in Painting and studied with American painter Tom Parish.
The discovery of the Impressionists and Expressionists was the beginning of my practice. Seeing the work of Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir, and the entire history of their time and the familiarity of the work in relationship to myself made my imagination soar. They set me free to paint.