“I believe the artistic journey is like a musical instrument, taking time and practice to master. What people call talent is better described as a passion that gives a profound joy every moment the artist is deep inside the discovery of a beautiful scene. My own artistic life is dedicated to achieving the observational skills and nuance that makes communication through a simple well-placed brush stroke as beautiful and descriptive as a perfect word in a poem.”
ABOUT SHAUNA SHANE
Working with a variety of mediums including watercolor, oil, and pastel, Shauna's work is saturated with light and color. Informed by many years of painting from life, her paintings reflect the ability to communicate the energy, color, and the unique atmosphere of a scene beyond her solid academic training.
Selected as Resident Artist at the New Britain Museum of American Art during the California Impressionist Exhibit, Shauna began her career as Resident Artist at Yellowstone National Park. She has since exhibited in international competitions around the country, including Hudson Valley Art League, Academic Art League, and Oil Painters of America. Shauna has exhibited and received major awards in The Renaissance Pastel International Exhibits, and awards were received in the 2012 through 2016 Hudson Valley Art League Exhibits, as well as the Interior and Figure in Landscape exhibits at Lyme Art Association. Plein air paint out competitions include Brandywine PA, St. Petersburg and Bradenton, FL.
A professional painter for more than 38 years, Shauna is represented in collections in the USA and around the world, including the Governor’s portrait in the State Capitol in Helena, Montana. She is a Signature Member of Hudson Valley Art League, Academic Art League, and CT Pastel Society, and an Elected Artist Member of Lyme Art Association and the 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.
Shauna’s dedication to excellence, her academic classical art education and her subsequent career in art are a direct result of her high school art teacher and mentor, Raymond Campeau, who still lives in Shauna’s home town of Bozeman, Montana.
A popular demonstrator and teacher, Shauna takes pride in her ability to convey to others how to see and understand the visual world in a way that makes their artistic journey enjoyable and productive.
Selected Exhibits (* indicates Award):
2018 — Acrylic and Casian Society International Exhibit, New York City, NY
2018 — 2011, Elected Artist Exhibit, Lyme Art Association
2018 — Solo Exhibit at Tolland Art Center
2018 through 2003 — Lyme Art Association Juried Exhibits
2017 — Two Artist Exhibit with Elizabeth Rhoades, Fox Run Winery, North Granby, CT
2017*, ’11*, 10*, ‘09, ’08*, ’07, ’06* – CT Renaissance Pastel International Exhibit
2017, 16*, ‘14, ‘13, ‘12, 11*, 10*, ‘09* – Members Exhibit CT Pastel Society
2017, 16*, 15*, 14*, 13*, 12*, 11*, ‘10*, ‘09* –Hudson Valley Artists exhibit
2017*, 2016* – New England Watercolor Society Exhibit
2013 Solo Exhibit Town and County Club, Hartford, CT
2013, ‘12, ‘11, ’10*. ’09 – Signature Members CT Pastel Society exhibit
2012* – 1998 – CT Plein Air Society Annual Exhibit
2009* –Cape Cod Art Association Regional
2008 – Solo Exhibit: Muse de la Belle Artiste Gallery, Coventry, CT
2007 – Solo Exhibit: Blue Heron Gallery, Wellfleet, MA
1990 –1991* – Choices Juried Exhibit* Mill Gallery, Guilford, CT
1991 – ‘90, ’89 – New Canaan Nature Center Gallery Solo Exhibit, New Canaan, CT
1994 – American Realism Competition, Parkersburg, CO
1993 – Oil Painters of America, Chicago, IL
1987, ‘86, ‘85*, ‘84, ‘83* – CM Russell International Art Exhibit, Great Falls, MT
1980* – Women in Art, Bozeman, MT – Purchase Selection
2018 – Selected to the Board of Hudson Valley Art League
2018 through 1988 – Founded Open Studio tours in NE Connecticut; now expanded to over 90 artists
2017 – Signature Artist Member of Hudson Valley Art League
2016 – Signature Artist Member of Academic Art League
2010 – Resident Artist, New Britain Museum of American Art
2009 – Signature member of CT Pastel Society
2006 – Elected Artist Member Lyme Art Association
2005 – Elected & Founding Artist Member Connecticut Plein Air Society
2005 – Selected for Brooks Pharmacy 2006 calendar: Artists of New England
2000 – Commissioned for Portrait of UConn Dean of Students
1994 – 1996 – Resident Artist, Yellowstone National Park
1985 – 1988 - Co-founded monthly critique group with Clyde Aspevig and 5 professional landscape painters.
1986 – Commissioned for Portrait of Governor Ted Schwinden, Montana Capitol
2018 - 1980 Thirty years of private and group classes offered in drawing, watercolor, and oil painting.
2018 – 1995: Open Studio Tuesday Walk-in Class
Currently on staff: Glastonbury Art Guild, West Hartford Art League,
2018 through 2008 – More than 300 Demonstrations for Art Guilds in Connecticut, Massachusetts, & Montana
2009 — 1991 - Summer Artist Instructor, Wianno Country Club, Osterville MA
2006 — Teacher, Windham Public Schools and Norwich Arts Council After Schools Program, CT
1993 - 1991 — Art Instructor: Falmouth Art Guild, Falmouth, MA. Cape Cod Art Association, Barnstable, MA
2010 - 2006 — UCONN School of Art- audit Senior Figure Painting (by invitation)
1999 — Lyme Academy, Old Lyme, CT
1993 — UCONN Continuing Education - Commercial Art, Illustration
1967 – 1966 — Art Major, Education Minor, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
2017 – Don Demers Plein Air Landscape Workshop,Old Lyme, CT
2016 – Qiang Huang Oil Painting Workshop, Old Wethersfield, CT
1993 -Master Class, Clyde Aspevig workshop, Scottsdale Artist School, Elmira, NY
1992 -Greg Kreutz, Plein Air Painting Workshop, Scottsdale Artist School, Elmira NY
1991 - Ray Vinella, Oil Painting workshop, Scottscale Artist School, AZ
1989 - Bye Bitney, W/C Painting workshop, Kalispel, MT
1987 - Everett Raymond Kinstler, ProArt Workshops, BigTimber, MT
1986 - Robert Bateman, ProArt Master Class, BigTimber, MT
1984 - Robert Bateman, ProArt Workshops, BigTimber, MT
1984 - Jessica Zemski, Pastel workshop, Billings, MT
1984 - Veryl Goodnight, Sculpture workshop, Pro-Art Workshops, Big Timber, MT