Our very own Shane is an artist and we thought this was just brilliant.... incredible work Shane, well done!
Here's a little something from the man himself:
“I have been a passionate , self-taught painter since the age of 15. I grew up admiring the masters such as Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh and Cezanne. It was actually a pioneering indigenous artist in Australia, Albert Namatjira that got me started on painting, where I would spend hours after school, admiring and copying his works.
As I have continued to admire, I have developed a personal style around portraits, in particular, the face of a person, as I believe that’s where the pathway to the soul can bear so much as tell someone so much about a person.
As I have become more confident, I have put myself out there, submitting for the Archibald on 4 occasions and various other art prizes and exhibitions.
Being an artist with a disability, my interpretation of the world and what to be passionate about has greatly influenced my style and where I see myself with my work moving forward.