Shawn Marshall, Featured Artist
Resides: Louisville, KY USA
Style of work: Abstract
Subject matter: Landscapes
Medium(s) used: Oil
Shawn's painting "Stirring Sky" was chosen by Jury as the "BEST IN SHOW" in Camelback Gallery's International Painting Competition, Shades of Blue. As part of the award Shawn receives a 3-month on-line residency on CB's Featured Artist Page. Congratulations Shawn!
"Painting is a meditative practice for me; an outlet to release intuitive energy and let go of preconceived notions or self-imposed rules about how I interpret and portray the world. Using palette knives and brushes, I strive to create depth, atmosphere, and escapes on the canvas, often with a focus on the horizon. Details which give clues about season or specific location are not as important as the emphasis on the point where earth and sky meet. And though reaching that point is never truly possible, it suggests there is always hope. This painting was inspired by the natural beauty and "magic" I see at the line on the horizon where the ocean meets the sky. It is not a specific location or place but an impression of the meeting of earth and sky, where I often find hope." Shawn