Shawn Marshall’s work has been described as “a vivid and intriguing balance of abstract and representational, with a beautifully judged tension between an embrace of the highly developed impasto and the underlying landscape that lies beyond.” For her that is not only as a beautiful description of her work, it is also a metaphor for her landscapes often represent in people; a seemingly polished exterior with multiple hidden and often rough layers underneath.
Marshall’s work is bold, colorful, full of texture and shadows that give a three-dimensional quality to the canvases. For her, painting is a meditative practice; an outlet to release intuitive energy and let go of preconceived notions and self-imposed rules or judgments of how she interprets and portrays the world both internally and externally. Marshall’s work or “practice” is restorative as she creates what she calls “Inward Landscapes.”
2009- Master of Art in Teaching, Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY
1996- Master of Architecture, Minor in Fine Arts, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
1992- Bachelor of Architecture, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
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