Shawn captures moments in the lives of those who live and work on ranches today. Hers was a world apart. From a young age she absorbed life around her filled with talk of cattle, weather, the smell of horse sweat and leather, the sound of hooves before dawn, the weariness of long days…and sense of purpose. Problems presented were solved and lessons learned. So it had been for generations and remains still.
With no memory of beginning she continues to record ranch life as it unfolds, through paint and canvas. She strives to grow artistically as she uses the gift of observation God gave her to capture the beauty of fleeting moments re-lived by the viewer. Her subjects are real and their story is true.
Her art has been featured in magazines and graced covers such as Western Horseman, Western Art Collector and American Cowboy. She has participated in a number of major museum art shows including Prix de West, Night of Artists, C.M. Russell Auction, and Cowgirl Up. Among her recent honors is the 2020 Cowgirl Up Museum Purchase at the Desert Caballeros in Wickenburg, AZ.