Shaun MacDavid


Still Lifes, Figuratives, Mixed Media, Landscapes, Abstracts





About Shaun



    Shaun MacDavid grew up in rural West Tennessee,the second of six children whose father was an English
    professor, and whose mother loved the outdoors and gardening. Shaun graduated with a BFA degree from Middle Tennessee State University, and afterwards moved to
    Boston with her husband Andrew. There she studied
    painting and drawing at the Art Institute of Boston as well
    as the Museum School. During a year spent in New York
    City, she studied anatomy and painting at the Art Students League. Then she moved to Buffalo in order to pursue her MFA degreeat the State University of New York at Buffalo. There she received a scholarship to teach figure drawing,
    and graduated in 1992. Since then she has lived in Boston, Cape Cod, and current her home in West Cornwall, Connecticut, where she lives with Andrew and their two children. Shaun enjoys morning runs with her English Setter, Maisie, in the surrounding woods and fields.

    Shaun’s paintings have been exhibited at various galleries including Chase Gallery in Boston, Mark Gallery in Cambridge, Rice/Polak Gallery in Provincetown, Hermine Merel Smith Fine Art on Martha’s Vineyard, Bennett Street Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, and Stellers Gallery in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. She is currently represented by the Scott Bundy Gallery in Kennebunkport, Maine. Her work
    can be found in many private and corporate collections across the country.


Photo by Charlie MacDavid

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    Artist Statement

    Although Shaun has been a figurative painter for years, this most recent work is best described as abstract. However, it draws heavily on the colors, forms, and rhythms found in nature. The work invokes the spirit of a place, telling its particular memory and impression that forms over time. This new work is inspired by the artist Joan Mitchell, who was part of the New York School, but who spent the bulk of her career in France; as well as the artist Grace Hartigan, also of the New York School. However, Shaun’s unique style and sense of color stand out as her own.


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