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Shanda Heilman

Grand Rapids, MI, United States

When you're a kid, people often ask, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" My answer was always, "I'd love to be an artist." I never considered the fact that I already was one. Growing up in a creative family, I was encouraged to explore my artistic side. We did things together like decorating our boat for the 4th of July parade on our lake, playing "scribbles" and making Christmas gifts for each other. I took art classes in and outside of school. As an adult, my passion is to create artwork that inspires the viewer to live life to the fullest. I love to incorporate verbs that promote life giving action. I enjoy various types of art such as woodworking, painting and collage. I've done face painting, led crafts at summer camp and have sold many of my creations at art markets in the Grand Rapids area.

Shanda's ArtPrize Entries

These are Shanda's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.