Next Artists' Open Studio:

Next tour starts 11/23/2018

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November 23, 24, 25 & December 1, 2 - 10:00am - 5pm
Be sure to check artists’ open dates before planning your visit!

Artist Statement

My work is saturated with light, color, and energy informed by many years of painting from life.  My paintings reflect a solid academic training as well as the ability to communicate the unique atmosphere and emotional connection within each scene.

 I am just now beginning to understand how far this journey is, and that talent is really the passion that gives me the necessary energy and discipline. 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 substitute for the intense experience and first-hand observation of nature that occurs when painting from life. I am dedicated to achieving the skill and knowledge that makes communication through a well-placed brush stroke possible. Every moment I am immersed in an artistic experience brings a joy that goes deep into my soul.

 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 phrase in a poem.

Artists Open Studio Dates

November 23, 24, 25 & December 1 & 2

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 figurre 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."


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