I have always enjoyed drawing and painting. I grew up in an environment where painting was not considered a practical way to make a living. Even now I feel that I have to defend the point that being an artist is not really a priviledge, or easy way out - not a field for only black-clad-depressive-spontaneously-inspired souls; it is a job, to be learned systematically and then practiced regularly. As an artist, one works more or less independently, the regular and continous commitment to producing work is as necessary as in all other types of jobs. That may sound a little dry, but the principle or example I try to impart to my students is this, 'The same as in life, you choose what you want to do and go about doing it.' I paint in oils exclusively and work in a technique called alla prima (wet on wet painting) mixing the colours as I put them on canvas. I don't have anything else to say about my process or even themes for the inspirations that I receive as I believe that committing these things to words somehow narrows my creative abilities and the reception of my work. Please do contribute any comments to my guestbook, especially if you're an old contact and we haven't spoken in a while. Feel free to contact me directly for prices and exhibition scheduling. All the very best, Shaun
Biography: Education 1996 - 2000 Massachusetts College of Art MA USA BFA Distinction 1996 New England School of Design MA USA 1995 - 1996 Massachusetts College of Art MA USA 1995 Cambridge Center for Adult Education Exhibitions 2007 June Exhibition, Salle de La Commune,Taulignan FR Corps Accord, Galerie No Smoking Strasbourg FR Artistes de Grignan Group Show Maison de Pays Grignan FR Hilleroed Ar Fair Hilleroed, DK Galleri Rasmus, Kolding DK Art Herning Kunstmesse, Herning DK 42eme Salon de Peinture Mont?limar FR 2006 3eme Weekend D'expo - Peintures Avec Mathieu Weemaels, Pat Thornton, Christina James Nielsen et Oliver Bevan Grignan FR Juleudstilling, Galleri Rasmus, Odense DK 2eme Weekend D'expo - Dessins Atelier de St.Therese Grignan FR Weekend D'expo - Peintures Atelier de St.Therese Grignan FR Peintures de Grignan, Colonzelle, FR Festival de la Correspondence Atelier de St.Therese Grignan FR 2005 atelier-odense Recent Paintings Show Odense DK BP Portrait Awards Scottish National Portrait Gallery Edinburgh SC BP Portrait Awards Sunderland and Winter Gallery Gloucester UK BP Portrait Awards National Portrait Gallery London UK Solo Show Intersport Tarup DK Joint Exhibition Ardo Nyborg DK 2004 Open Studio atelier-odense Odense DK Joint Show Town Hall Assens DK Open Studio atelier-odense Odense DK 2002 Brookline Artists Open Studios Brookline MA USA Diablo LLC Group Show MA USA 2001 Pretzel Factory Studios Group Exhibition MA USA Human Rights Campaign MA USA Pretzel Factory Studios Group Exhibition MA USA 2000 Pretzel Factory Studios Group Exhibition MA USA Gallery FX Boston Landscapes Group Show MA USA Massachusetts College of Art 'Fleeting' Solo Exhibition of Photography MA USA Young Artists' Calling Group Exhibition MA USA 1999 Brookline Arts Society Group Exhibition MA USA Nancy's Gallery Solo Exhibition of Photography MA USA Gallery FX Boston Love and Sensuality Group Show MA USA 1998 First Expressions Gallery Painting Glass and Wood MA USA Quincy Artsfest Regional Art Competition MA USA Awards 2007 Troisieme Prix 42eme Salon de Peinture Mont?limar, FR 2002 Boston Redevelopment Authority (Recognition) 2000 Williamsburg Paint Company Annual Award 2000 Massachusetts College of Art Foundation Auction Award 1999 Brookline Arts Society Photography Prize 1998 Quincy Artsfest Drawing Prize 1997 Massachusetts College of Art Foundation Certificate of Excellence 1997 Massachusetts College of Art President's Award for Outstanding Talent and Merit
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