Shauna Shane

Phone: 8604293646
Studio Name: FentonRiver Studio
Studio Address 287 Gurleyville Rd., Storrs, CT

Artist Bio

Working in a variety of mediums Shane’s paintings are saturated with light and color, informed by many years of painting from life. Whether still life, landscape, animals or the figure, Shauna’s paintings reflect solid academic training as well as her ability to communicate the unique atmosphere and emotion of the scene. Early in her career Shauna was selected to be Resident Artist at Yellowstone National Park, and more recently was chosen to be Resident Artist at The New Britain Museum of American Art. Shauna has exhibited in international competitions around the country, including Oil Painters of America, New England and Northeast Watercolor Societies, Hudson Valley and Academic Art Leagues. She has exhibited and received major awards in the Renaissance Pastel International Exhibits, Academic Art Association Exhibit, Munson and Piedmont Annual, and the Hudson Valley Art League Exhibits. Shauna has been a full time professional painter for more than 40 years, and is now a Signature and board Member of Hudson Valley Art League, as well as a signature member of CT Pastel Society, Lyme Art Association, Arts Center East, and CT Plein Air Painters Society. In 1988 Shauna founded Artists Open Studio, which now promotes the work of more than 65 artists in the Northeast Corner of Connecticut. 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. Positive and energetic, her versatility is showcased in her effective and inspirational instruction in oil, pastel, acrylic, and watercolor. Students can join her classes at the West Hartford Art League, Arts Center East, and in her own studio in Storrs, CT. “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.”