Artist Shana Greger

An example of fine art by Shana Greger

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The Creation 

 Originally from Connecticut, I earned my BFA from Massachusetts College of Art
in Boston, incorporating an exchange to Parsons in New York (1980). I’ve been
working as a professional artist since, starting out as a freelance illustrator for
publishing, editorial and design markets- doing everything from computer graphics for
the Bank of Boston to exhibition graphics for museum design; op-ed illustration
for the Boston Globe; magazine illustration; court-room drawing; designing figurines
for Disney ... to being an artist on an archaeological dig in Jordan. All this led to a
round of teaching: guest lecturing, college level instruction and workshops.
By 1990, I settled into children’s trade and textbook illustration and also began
doing my own writing, focusing on multicultural and creation story themes. My
previous books for children are published by Houghton Mifflin Co: Cry of the Benu
Bird- An Egyptian Creation Story (1996), The Fifth and Final Sun- An Ancient Aztec
Myth of the Sun’s Origin (1994) which received the Scientific American Young
Reader’s Book Award and The Boy Who Spoke Colors written by David Gifaldi
(1993).  I also moved to New Mexico, drawn by its multicultural flavor, the
Southwest landscape and its spiritual aspect. It was here that I discovered that my
artistic process is my practice.
Having learned the lessons of the jagged mountains, I came back east to the soft
comforting green of western North Carolina where I've lived since. I've exhibited
my Waterfall paintings through Asheville’s  Blue Spiral 1/New Morning Gallery
among others since 2001. I've also done Public Arts Commissions: 2- 300 sq ft
murals enhance the children’s section of the Greensboro Public Library: Vision Quest:
An Ancient and Modern Interpretation (1998).  I’ve regularly shown my original
illustrations and continue marketing my books, particularly Tara, a multi-faceted
collection based on the female aspect of the Buddha and her 21 desirable [...]

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