Shane was born in Tulsa Oklahoma where he spent his childhood exceeding at art. After high school he attended the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, where he would later meet his wife Sara Scribner, and graduated in 2004. Shane studied contemporary masters, learning their classical painting techniques. His work reflects classical subject with a modern twist. He has recently been focusing his work on a series of figurative drawings that take your breath away.
Shane explains how, “The human form is the most basic and yet the most expressive of subjects. Through my work I am exploring the classical figure in a modern light.” He will create a classic figurative piece and then adds a special touch of imagination that creates this intriguing modern feel. Shane also paints unique pieces that are a type of mirroring of the subject to display a range of emotions, walking the line of fantasy between the imagined and real life.
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The Daydreams of Youth
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Sara studied art at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where she graduated in 2005 and dove right into becoming a professional painter. Sara’s figurative work is both whimsical and narrative, every paint strokes will pull you farther into the story that is being portrayed on the canvas. Her work is thought-provoking and the models intriguing expressions and poses showcase the basic truth of human existence.
Sara explains “Traveling the world through books, shifting through stories, I find myths and folktales that use flora and fauna in their allegories. When combined with realism, the results are contemporary paintings that speak a language that has been used by painters and poets for centuries.” She continues, “Both flowers and animals have been used in symbolism by many different cultures. Translating these stories and making them my own is where my creativity thrives.” Sara finds herself inspired by the portraits of the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. She loves how Frida is able to capture the emotion and psychological aspect especially in Frida’s own self-portraits. Sara is a painter and a poet who creates beautiful and intuitive figurative paintings.
What was hers during the day…
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…She Could not Contain at Night
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Forever She Sat Illuminating with Pure Cold Light
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