Folk Artist M Shaw
i have been making art a long time. I've played and explored in many areas, always coming back to what I call Folk Art. Currently I am engaged in painting on MDO board which is a signboard exterior plywood. I paint it in layers of exterior house paint, sand and distress the surface, cut it up and paint "one of a kind folk art images" which tend to be whimsical and joy full. these paintings can be hung indoor or outside. Really! right outside.
Come by 610 to see them installed all over the outside of my house.
click image gallery of folk art and "making do" I take responsibility and credit for.
I happily work / explore in a variety of mediums. I have been told I should focus, however I am just one of those people who have a need to "do it" a different way. I love to learn and exploring provides a stimulating ride. I work in a spontaneous manner, I call it flying by the seat of my pants. If I were held to perform in only one medium my light would dim and smolder. I've been told "you are so talented, lucky". I don't know about that I just know creativity is necessary for me. More necessary then riches and security.
This site will provide an opportunity to see what I do and maybe support my need to "make do with found materials" and create. I trust you to share my site with others, net working is still the best connection.
I am working days with elder clients, www.MindfulLivingElderCare.com and making stuff in between. Keep me in mind if you live locally. I am on the look out for elder clients to embrace.