ARTIST: SHAWN CALDWELL
I am a 42 year old, self-taught artist who until recently hadn't a clue he had this in him. I have always been somewhat artistic. It wasn't until 9 months ago, feeling more like a lifetime ago, that I experienced my awakening - almost as if life caught up! I seem to be drawn to the Ocean during times of its fury and uneasiness, almost as if its mirroring the storm within me, not knowing its course nor the results of its work until it passes and calm sets in. My craft, if I can call it that, is something I can not wield, unlike a schooled swordsmen. I have no formal teachings, which allows me to approach art in its purist of forms, but also creates an unpredictability of not knowing the end result or where it will take me. It seems to be more like a runaway vehicle. incapable of slowing down, nor braking. Not unlike a savage unaware of its limitations or its existence who is pulled more towards its most primal of instincts, I find watercolor and acrylics as my medium to create landscapes, still life and illustrations.