As a representational painter living in an age where modern art is prominent, I believe the traditions and the philosophies of the Old Masters of previous centuries should be upheld and passed on to each generation. From youth, I was always captivated by the beautiful and sublime works created by artists such as Bouguereau, Sargent, Thayer, Vernet and Zorn. I knew early on that I wanted to pursue painting as a life profession. I received my BFA in fine art, as well as having the rare opportunity to study at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy. My works are a reflection of my personal interests (music, architecture, history & politics). I seek to convey that same aesthetic beauty within the visual narratives I create, as the old masters.
Shawn's ArtPrize Entries
These are Shawn's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Shawn's Past Work
These are images of past work that Shawn has done.