The artist has exhibited widely in this country since 1982 and has works in private collection in the UK, France, USA, Cyprus, Brunei and in New York as part of a collection shown by an English patron of flower paintings. Many of her paintings have been reproduced as cards, calendars and limited edition prints. A past member of the Society of Botanical Artists and the United Artists, exhibiting at the Mall Galleries and Westminster Gallery. Shirley has also exhibited at the British Watercolour Society, Ilkley, in 1990 and 1992 receiving the silver medal for 'Britain in Bloom' and the Osbourne Butler Award in 1994 and again 'Highly Commended' for her entries. The artist continues to exhibit locally in Hitchin, Hertford and at Ayot St. Lawrence.