September Artist of the Month
At an early age, Shawn Hart discovered her passions: the love of animals and creating art. After 17 years in a corporate job, she decided to refocus her career to pursue these passions. In 2013 she moved to Raleigh, and began painting pet portraits full time.In 2014, Shawn was accepted into Artspace in downtown Raleigh as a resident artist of Studio 213. Painting primarily oil on canvas, she starts each portrait with the eyes of the pet, which she believes are the windows to the soul. Her style reflects the use of abstract negative space to provide contrast to the focus point, which she captures in detail. Her work can also be found online through her whimsical business name, Earth Muffin Studio.
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