Thursday, March 14, 2019, 6-8 pm
Madison Senior Center, 29 Bradley Rd, Madison, CT
Presenter: Shauna Shane, Watercolorist

Working in a variety of mediums including watercolor, oil, and pastel, Shane’s paintings are saturated with light and color, informed by many years of painting from life. Her paintings of the landscape, still life, animals and the figure reflect a solid academic training as well as the ability to communicate the energy and unique atmosphere of a scene. Shauna’s work is saturated with light and color informed by many years of painting from life. Her paintings  reflect a solid academic training as well as the ability to communicate the energy, color, and unique atmosphere of a scene.

“Because of how I see the beauty of nature my paintings are exuberant with color and energy. I paint each day feeling the tradition of America’s plein-air masters close behind me, immersed in the light and atmosphere of the day. There is simply no way to describe the intense experience and connection that occurs when painting from nature.”

“I believe the artistic journey is like a musical instrument; taking time and practice to master. I believe that what people call talent is better described as the passion that gives one a profound joy every moment one is deep inside the discovery of a beautiful scene. My own artistic life is dedicated to achieving the skill, observation, knowledge, and nuance that makes communication through a simple, well-placed brush stroke as beautiful and descriptive as the perfect word in a poem.”

Selected in 2010 as Resident Artist at the New Britain Museum of American Art, Shane began her career as Resident Artist at Yellowstone National Park. Shauna has exhibited in international competitions around the country, including Oil Painters of America, Allied Artists of America, Salmagundi, and Knickerbocker Exhibits in New York City. Shauna has exhibited and received major awards in the last 7 years of Renaissance Pastel International Exhibits, and recent awards were received in the 2012 and 2013 Hudson Valley Artists Exhibit as well as the Interior and Figure in Landscape exhibits at Lyme Art Association. Juried Paint Outs include Brandywine PA, Oct. 2013, St. Petersburg, FL in 2010, and Bradenton, FL in 2012.

A professional painter for more than 33 years, Shane is represented in collections in the US and around the world, including the Governor’s portrait in the State Capitol in Helena, Montana. She is a Signature Member of CT Pastel Society, an Elected Artist Member of the Lyme Art Association and CT Plein air Society.

In addition to workshops and master classes from Robert Bateman, Charles Reid, Clyde Aspevig and Raymond Everett Kinstler, her educational background includes Lyme Academy of Fine Art, University of Connecticut, and Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana.