In my Studio

In my home studio

Artist Bio

Shana works with Acrylics, Watercolor, and Graphite on various surfaces. She grew up in Roswell & Alpharetta, then lived in NYC for 18 years before returning home to Georgia. Shana graduated from Oglethorpe University (‘94) with an independent study program in Fine Art, did a semester abroad at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy (‘15), and earned her M.A. in Arts Administration from SCAD (‘16). She currently works out of her home studio in Woodstock, GA.

The years she spent living in NYC, and traveling abroad influence her
artwork. It’s her photographs, memories, and the love of architecture and cultures that inspire her.   

 

Artist Statement

 

I paint and draw nostalgia and experiences. Old buildings, old memories, and old haunts. The places that speak to me tell their own story.

 

I appreciate the details that are often overlooked in old architecture. The way the doors have worn, the bricks have weathered. I find the old and historic comforting, and rarely able to be duplicated.

 

Education

Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA 2016

Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy 2015

Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, GA, 1994