Artist shawn queenan

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   I worked in Architecture  after getting out of the military living in Hollywood, Florida about six blocks from the beach. I decided to buy a new sailboat. Found the sailboat and gave them a downpayment. Now looking for a boat slip, that's when my dream fell apart, the slip cost more than my mortgage on the house. I went to my partner Deborah  I was disappointed! Deborah to the rescue. She grew up in France outside of Paris  "why don't we go to Paris. I  had a couple of months before my next project would start and I was getting paid now anyway. Got our passports and off we went, from Miami to Nassau in the  Bahamas to Luxembourg one of the smallest countries in Europe then into France. Reims was the first city that made my eyes pop open. I started sketching some of the buildings, a good thing I had Deborah I didn't know what the building signs meant she translated for me. We sat at Cafe for dinner the bread was incredible everything was incredible. I fell in love with Europe. I started sketching and reading books about painting watercolor and then acrylic that is why I have been called a Sophisticated Primitive. We went to Paris for a couple of months then traveled throughout Europe. I have been painting ever since. I have traveled to Saint Petersburg  Russia Riga Latvia working for a Baltic Airlines with the help of Finnair. I was living in Cairo and got work painting in the  Middle East, doing paintings in Saudi Arabia, and Cairo, Egypt. I am a little different than other Artists in my selling.  I started by doing in Galleries  Las Olas Blvd in  Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Windsor in England. Being a cityscape artist I learned quickly that Galleries were good but [...]

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