Viva Las Vegas

vivalasvegas10by Shawn Christopher

The industrial machine turns, designed to get you to spend money. The carefully crafted casino floors are awe-inspiring. The placement of every slot machine, craps table, and even the bathroom is orchestrated with science. The way the colorful floors wind like a path, taking you past bright lights, colorful people, and rolling dice. All of this was inspiration for “Viva Las Vegas”.

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City Scapes

City Scape 7by Shawn Christopher

First things first, I’m a country boy from a small town in Montana.  I spent the first part of my life imagining what the Big City would be like as I sat in fields of prairie grass, visualizing the mountains were skyscrapers on the horizon.  I would listen for all the sounds that the city breathes at you on the breeze that chased the birds across the meadow.  All the while, living and learning how to appreciate the peacefulness and freedom of the country.  I painted the city scapes as I have come to know them after living in for the last 16+ years, fun and full of life, but recalling the skies of back home, expansive, beautiful, and peaceful.

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3D Geo

3D Geo 1 _ sideviewI love painting and drawing geometric shapes!  I’ve been working in this style as far back as grade school.  The hard lines, sharp points, and perfect circles are just sexy.  No way around that.  I wanted the images to jump off the canvas with both color and depth, so I began building the canvases out with birch wood for the dimensional layer, taking the works from 2D to 3D.  I painted the backgrounds with darker tones, to help push the image further forward.  This effect gives the feel of the images jumping off the canvas.  As great as they look from the front view, the side angles shows off all the hard work and details and gives additional interest to the works.

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Textures

texture50by Shawn Christopher “Textures” is a collection of 3-d paintings on wood. The use of color and texture enlivens the imagination to an array of possibilities. While the deeper tones may get lost in the background under normal circumstances, Shawn pushes these colors to the forefront, so that they are the first to be noticed. This project challenges the boundaries of painting versus sculpture, for the two schools of thought have merged within the same tangent. Continue reading