Shawn is an award winning wildlife and fantasy artist living in Chicago with her husband, daughter, two leopard geckos and rescue cat.
Born in Florida and raised in the American Midwest, Shawn draws inspiration from travel, scuba diving, nature documentaries, and film. She specializes in creating creatures and characters with a fantastic twist using graphite and ink.
Shawn graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelor's degree in Studio Fine Arts and has worked as an independent freelance artist since 2011.
2018 Chesley Award Finalist by the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists
2018 Best of Show at Dupage Art League Gallery (February)
2018 Bronze Category Honor in Infected By Art Volume 6
2015 Semi-Finalist winner for "Campfire Stories" -Deviantart/Disney/Pixar