Artist Statement:

For me painting is transferring emotion onto the canvas. I allow accidents to occur during creation that are incorporated in the art. My work is not about the result of creation, but the act of creation. While brushstrokes may look spontaneous, each is, in fact, carefully considered. The works are colorful and playful.


Artist Bio:

Shauna Pickering earned a Bachelors of Architecture at Tulane University and a Masters in Business from Pepperdine University. Her formal training in architecture enables her to render images in a descriptive style. However, in her recent works, she deliberately paints in an expressive manner that allows the physical process of applying paint to become essential to the image she creates. The vibrant strokes of paint she applies convey playful, yet intense energy that invites the viewer to come close, explore and emotionally engage in the canvas' lively surface.