Artist Biography & Statement
I was born in Berlin, German, and grew up here in Oklahoma. When I began painting in July of 2015, it was an experiment and action of curiosity. I used simple paper and watercolors, eventually shifting to acrylic. I then moved to canvas and started working with oil and experimenting with other media. I’ve hadn’t taken any previous art instruction or art class in high school or college. It was all touch and go and for sure a learning experience. Initially, I latched on to painting because it provided so much color and light to the melancholy in life. Now, it is my outlet of expression; my conversation and statement. I enjoy being able to bring so much color and life to those around me. My bold use of color is an expression of the light, love and passion I bring and desire to share with others. I’ve decided created a series of pieces, called Earth. Earth, is a mix of oil and acrylic pieces inspired by a little twist on nature and its beauty. I’m happy to have grown with my art and it will always be a part of my life.
Shanina's work was in our Fall 2018 Group Exhibition, September-November, 2018.