Shawn Deitch is an artist living and working in Carmel, Indiana. She draws inspiration from nature and has a special interest in Indiana wetlands and lakes as well as seasonal landscapes and cityscapes. Her early art involved pastels, charcoal, watercolor, ceramic, clothing, jewelry, and mixed media. She began painting with oils in 2010.
Shawn has studied oil painting with regional and national artists including Jerry Points, Mary Johnston, Pamela Newell and Debra Huse. Her larger paintings are shown at ArtSplash Gallery in the Carmel Arts & Design District, Carmel, Indiana.
Art is a doorway - created by the artist and entered by the viewer. Painting takes me into the world I'm creating; a peaceful morning, an exciting jaunt through the woodlands, exploring wetlands via kayak, or memories of my first car. Art expands my world - and a very colorful world at that! Rich, vivid colors frequently fill my work saturating the painting with emotion. The great majority of my paintings are
alla prima, even the large pieces. I love the satisfaction of beginning
and finishing a painting in one day, even if it's a very, very long day. Art brings me joy and hopefully will bring joy to you as well.