Updated: Jul 16
Hello Art Lovers!
Summer is definitely here! This week in Austin, we had the hottest week on record. Folks in my community are up early to walk their pets, exercise, or running errands before the 100F + degree temps descend. This summer is shaping up to be a scorcher! With the temperatures up, I've been a bit of a creative hermit in my studio. Car shows are back in full swing, and I look forward to attending many more in the coming months.
What have I been up to?
YouTube: Recently, I had a wonderful YouTube interview with Mike Kinney from Cars, Stars, and Roll Bars . We talked about my painting techniques, the challenges of bringing vehicles to life on canvas, and where I find inspiration. In August, I'll be on a podcast that focuses on women and their careers. It should be a lot of fun.
In the studio: I'm juggling 6 large pieces on my easels (pic at bottom) and a super
secret piece for a museum. This week I am debuting 5 paintings for the grand opening of Abend Gallery at Cherry Creek including "Vespa Rosa" (above and below).
On Display: I'm thrilled that several of my paintings are currently around the country for national/international gallery exhibitions. One exhibition is the 16th Annual International Guild of Realism at McBride Gallery in Annapolis, MD. My 1990 Ferrari Testarossa and 1925 Hispano Suiza (shown above) are part of this prestigious show. Three of my paintings were also judged into the New Western Talent exhibition through Western Gallery. I am honored to have my pieces included in these amazing exhibitions.
SPECIAL PRINT SALE until July 31, 2022!
Abend Gallery and I want to thank my collectors with a $50 discount all of July 2022 on my Limited Edition Giclee Prints. Each print is signed, dated, numbered, and comes with a Letter of Authenticity. As a special thank you for collectors purchasing in July, I am including a soft portfolio book of my paintings. NOTE: Make sure to put discount in code: SHAN50 at checkout. Click on the link at the top of this newsletter to be taken to the print page.
Commissions: I am taking holiday gift commissions NOW if you are considering a personalized vehicle painting. Pricing and what I need to create your painting are on my website under the About page. Lastly, THANK YOU for your kind emails and replies to my social media posts. Clearer images of my paintings are on my webpage. Feel free to contact me regarding purchase, personalized commissions, interviews, and shipping options. All the best, Shan Austin, Texas
"Rescue Other Side", 24"x36", acrylic on canvas.
Limited Edition giclee prints of several of my paintings are available through Abend Gallery. These giclee prints are numbered (only 25 issued), signed, dated, and come with a Letter of Authenticity.