Photograph of Artist SHAWNA L. HANDKE
SHAWNA L. HANDKE
Brighton, Massachusetts - United States



Original Artworks (4)

Shawna L. Handke; Gaining FOCUS, 2007, Original Painting Other, 16 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241  Photographs? Anyone ever feel like just photographing everything they see? Well, I often find inspiration in the snapshots of a regular day. And this photo exposes just that.This particular painting uses India Ink, Acrylic Paint, and wood that I retrieved from our dumpster, which is so ...
Shawna L. Handke
Original Other Painting, 2007
16 x 18 inches (40.6 x 45.7 cm)
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Shawna L. Handke; Fashion Fingers, 2007, Original Painting Other, 9 x 29 inches. Artwork description: 241  Inspired by models' hands, Fashion Fingers displays elongated fingers and the sleek hands. Originally, this painting was created on three square pieces of BFK Reeves paper. Then, I found some wood in the dumpster, added some cardboard, and combined it all. Now the completed painting composed of ...
Shawna L. Handke
Original Other Painting, 2007
9 x 29 inches (22.9 x 73.7 cm)
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Shawna L. Handke; Overcoming Onychophagia, 2003, Original Painting Other, 18 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241  This original mixed media painting was completed on masonite, using acrylic paint and India ink. The painting actually hangs as three seperate panels, which were all handcrafted by me, and each panel is framed. It is to be viewed and hung altogether.Onychophagia is the medical term ...
Shawna L. Handke
Original Other Painting, 2003
18 x 18 inches (45.7 x 45.7 cm)
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Shawna L. Handke; My Motorneuron, 2003, Original Painting Other, 48 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241 This original painting was completed on canvas, using acrylic paint and India ink. It is signed by the artist, sealed and ready to hang. This medically- themed painting was inspired by techniques that Helen Frankenthaller used. ...
Shawna L. Handke
Original Other Painting, 2003
48 x 36 inches (121.9 x 91.4 cm)
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Artist Statement

Shawna L. Handke is a Kansas native who has found herself a long way from home. She currently resides in Boston, where she creates paintings and drawings, using acrylic, gouache, watercolor, and ink. She is inspired by snapshots of everyday life, documented through the lens of her camera and in the pages of her numerous sketchbooks. As she presumes that hands and feet reflect people’s occupations, thoughts, or emotions, many of her compositions are based on human anatomy. She has also decided to take social responsibility to care for the environment and expresses this concern through her use of many recycled materials. Recently, she has created an entire collection, Scribbles—Sketches, which is dedicated to her environmental concerns. These are drawings that are created on paper that would have otherwise been discarded. Overall, her artwork is an immediate reflection of her life and her interpretation of others’ lives. Handke received her Bachelor of Arts in Painting at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2003. Handke has been pursuing various avenues to display her work both locally and globally. Her artwork is currently on display in a gallery in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and she has an exhibition scheduled for June 2008 in New York City. Her work is also included in several private collections across the United States and in Europe. She anticipates seeing where her art will take her next. ...