Shawn is a digital artist and fine art printmaker living and working in downtown York, Pennsylvania (USA). Along with his partner Daniel G. Walczyk, he is a resident artist and co-owner of Vulcania Graphics & Fine Art which specializes in fine art photography and reproduction printing (giclée printing) for both local and international artists.
Having over 18 years experience in large format printing and digital imaging, Shawn has explored a wide range of digital art mediums including photography, illustration, motion graphics and 3D virtual environments. His artwork has been featured on the cover of the UK magazine Faith Initiative and shown during the Arts & Mobiles symposium at the National Institute for Art History in Paris, France (INHA).
Shawn’s artwork is a combination of photography, illustration and digital painting. The process involves digitally blending multiple layers of art until the desired look is achieved. Shawn uses an iMac, iPad Pro and Apple Pencil with various art creation apps including Adobe Lightroom, Affinity Photo, SketchClub and Procreate.
Inspired by ancient cultural myths and scientific discoveries, the artwork suggests themes related to spiritual manifestations and mysterious inner worlds.
The final artwork is created in-house by printing onto Fredrix professional fine art canvas using a Canon ImagePROGRAF printer with Lucia EX archival pigmented inks. The canvases are then sprayed with a museum grade UV protective acrylic coating. Extra borders have been added to the face image to accomodate stretching onto 3/4 in. stretcher bars or matting with traditional framing.