Shirley Elias currently resides in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She is a concert pianist who has recorded several CDs and frequent broadcasts on CBC's Radio Two. Shirley is obviously inspired by music and there's often a reference to it somewhere in her work. Shirley also loves doing commissions because they take her outside her comfort zone and almost always inspire a new direction for her. Shirley's work can be found in collections worldwide - Canada, US, Mexico, India, Australia, Italy, Sweden and England.