Shawn Marshall is a Kentucky artist who earned a Master of Architecture with a Minor in Fine Art from Cornell University, and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Kentucky. She has received both regional and national recognition for her work, being accepted into juried exhibitions around Kentucky, New York, Chicago, and recently in Ft. Worth. She is represented by New Editions Gallery in Lexington, KY, and Kore Gallery in Louisville, KY. Her paintings are in private collections throughout the country, and corporate collections including Brown-Forman Corporation, PNC Bank, Commonwealth Bank, and the University of Kentucky.
Painting is a meditative practice; an outlet to release intuitive energy and let go of preconceived notions of self-imposed rules about how I interpret and portray the world. Using palette knives, sharp edged tools, and brushes I create a three-dimensional surface on the canvas; always striving to create a balance between the layers of impasto and the underlying depth of landscape beyond.
As a “third culture kid” growing up overseas, my family moved many times. I lived in Beirut, Lebanon in the midst of the civil war in the 70’s. I saw violence and lived in fear. The one thing that appeared to remain peaceful was the landscape, specifically the horizon. The landscape is still an escape for me and my “practice” is restorative as I create what I often call “inward landscapes.
Connect with Shawn and see more of her work at her website https://www.shawnlmarshall.com/home.html.