Shirley Vandiford is self proclaimed late bloomer in terms of her artistic pursuits. She graduated with her Master’s in Fine Arts in 2003 from East Carolina University where she painted following the methods of the old masters and using a wide range of brilliant colors. This exhibition features work from her series Beyond the Visible. Beyond the Visible features from her thesis exhibition which was created after the terrorist attacks on 9/11. Vandiford was walking down the hallway at East Carolina University when she heard of the 9/11 attacks.