Artist Shawne Moore

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I am an artist located in Galveston, Texas. I have lived in nine states now and driven across the country at least 15 times. In this country we are surrounded by breathtaking landscape, architecture and wildlife. As an artist I want to inspire people to seek out beauty in the world around them and bring some of that beauty into their home.  
I find complete joy in creating works of art. I find it both exhilarating and relaxing delving into a world that I have begun to depict on what was once a blank canvas. This world becomes my own, only limited by my imagination. When deciding what to paint I like to look past obvious beauty to find it in the most unlikely of places. I like to celebrate the marks people make on the world. I treasure the local, the small-scale, the eccentric, and the ordinary. I find beauty in a battered old porch, an abandoned alleyway lined with shadows, in a bird sitting on a telephone wire or in the marks on an old man's face sitting alone in a diner. I like to capture fleeting moments in time that mark not only where we have been, but where we would like to go. For me a successful painting is one that creates an emotion and transports me to another place and time.
In every painting that I do, I focus on something that makes that particular image interesting. It might be a shadow that runs down a building, lights shining inside a window, reflections on glass or in the water, fog or smoke, creating colors to create a vintage look, or working on depth of field. The subject matter, composition and tonal value are a vital first step in creating a beautiful painting and takes up half the time [...]

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