Stretched Canvas

Modern Lines

Contemporary White

Classical Baroque

Unframed print

Shawn Abel, Billings, MT
Member Since November 2013
Artist Statement I was born an Irish/German Taurus in 1977, watched my mother be consumed by mental illness, helped my father be consumed by his career in film, grew to proudly hold the moniker 'black sheep,' and eventually realized those experiences left only 'Artist' as a possible career option.​​

I've always been around others, experienced most of the things people experience as life in America, but never felt that the world I saw was the same as the world most others see.

Wanting to share this vision of the world through art, I spent years experimenting with mediums like oils, acrylics, pencils, clay, wood, metal, photography, etc., but was never truly happy with the work I produced. I came closest to pleasing myself with photography, in part because of my history in the film industry, but I've always appreciated painted images more than photographs because, perhaps surprisingly, paintings lack the refined details one finds in photos. It is, in my​ opinion, that lack of reality that allows the viewer to be transported somewhere inside of themselves when viewing a piece of artwork rather than simply experiencing a singular captured moment in time. When I found a way to combine my love of art and experience with computers and photographs I was finally able to realize my vision.

And now I look to you for some of my inspiration by asking you to 'Tell me the story you want your art to tell.'


Product No 5111904
Subjects Abstract, Floral & Still Life, Landscape
Style Abstract
Tags Abel, Shawn, abstract, butt, dual, expressionist, image, negative, nude, space, sunflower, woman