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