287 Gurleyville Rd.
Storrs, CT 06268
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Artists Open Studio Dates
November 24, 25, 26 & December 2, 3
Recently selected as Resident Artist at the New Britain Museum of American Art, Shane began her career as Resident Artist at Yellowstone National Park. 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 8 years of Renaissance Pastel International Exhibits, and she was included in the 2012, 2013, and 2014 Hudson Valley Artists Exhibits. A Signature Member of CT Pastel Society, and an Elected Artist Member of both Lyme Art Association and CT Plein Air Society, in 1988 Shauna founded Artists Open Studio, which now after 27 years features more than 80 artists in this Quiet Corner of Connecticut.
Working in a variety of mediums Shane’s paintings are saturated with light and color, informed by many years of painting from life. Whether of still life, landscape, animals or the figure Shauna’s paintings reflect a solid academic training as well as the ability to communicate the emotion and unique atmosphere of a scene.
“I believe one’s artistic journey is like a learning to play a musical instrument; taking time and practice to master. What people call talent is better described as the passion that results in profound joy every moment one is completely committed to the observation and interpretation of a beautiful landscape. My own artistic life is dedicated to achieving the skill, knowledge, and nuance that makes communication through a simple, well-placed brush stroke as beautiful and descriptive as the perfect
“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.”