Shawn Gould
Milk weed Sparrows
Contemporary Art
16 x 12
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Exploring the Iowa countryside in his youth, Shawn established his connection with nature and his curiosity to see more. He now feeds his curiosity exploring the beaches and mountains near his Northern California home. The local landscape and wildlife provide abundant inspiration and reference material for his work.Shawn began his art career as an illustrator, creating award winning science and natural history illustrations for clients like National Geographic, the Smithsonian Institute, and Audubon. He also illustrated two children's books. After about ten years, he was able to turn his attention full time to creating his own paintings.Often, personal experience is the inspiration for Shawn's artwork. Many ideas for his paintings originate during trips into the wilderness he loves. Combining his experience and observations in nature with personal interpretation and creative expression, the paintings share a glimpse of Shawn's unique vision of the world around us. In the end, however, viewers will have their own experience with the imagery and their own response to it. Hopefully it will resonate with them in some way. Shawn's art has received national recognition in American Artist, Western Art Collector and Wildlife Art Magazines. His paintings have been exhibited in American Art in Miniature, Birds in Art, SAA Small Works - Big Impressions, the Bennington Center for the Arts' Art of the Animal Kingdom, and Arts for the Parks Top 100. He received First Place in the Humboldt Arts Council's Celebration of the Arts 2009 Juried Competition and Exhibition, Award of Excellence at the 2008 NatureWorks Art Show and Sale, People's Choice First Place in the 2007 Small Works - Big Impressions Show, Best of Show in the 2007 Redwood Art Association Spring Exhibition, and the 2006 Godwit Days Wildlife and Landscape Arts Exhibition. Shawn is a Signature Member of the Society of Animal Artists and Artists for ConservationAmerican Art in Miniature, Gilcrease Museum, 2009Celebration of the Arts Juried Competition and Exhibition 2009NatureWorks Art Show and Sale, Tulsa, OK, 2008 - 09Birds in Art, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, 2007 - 08SAA Small Works - Big Impressions, Wildlife Experience, 2007 - 09Art of the Animal Kingdom, Bennington Center for the Arts, 2005, 2008 - 09Arts for the Parks Top 100, 2006Wildlife Show, Grants Pass Museum of Art, 2005 - 06Finalist in the Artist's Magazine's Annual Art Competition, 2005 - 06, 2009Humboldt Arts Council Annual Members Exhibition, 2004 - 07, 2009Redwood Art Association Shows, 2004 - 09