Arena Shawn was a science major and obtained a Ph.D. in Physics in 2008 from Purdue University. However, her passion for art has prompted her to take many art classes and workshops around the country, and eventually lead to her leaving the first job she had after graduate school, Application Scientist in a scientific instrument company, and taking the scary big leap toward her dream as a self-supporting, full-time artist. In her pursuit of art Arena tries to use brush and paints to reflect the quiet lights, subtle colors and playful shapes exhibited by seemingly mundane, everyday objects. Striving for the emotional quality of every piece she has created, Arena hopes that her work would be able to reach out and connect with their viewers, evoking the sense of wonder and awe of our everyday life that are so often taken as granted. Every painting shown here is created with archival art material that will last the ages. If you are interested in viewing more of her work or inquiring about a purchase, please feel free to email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you see a painting here that you like but has already been sold, please feel free to visit my Etsy shop. I have made some of my sold paintings available as modestly priced giclee prints prints matted to fit standard sized photo frames there. You can also purchase my 2013 calendars and note cards there.