Photograph of Artist SHAWN MC NULTY
SHAWN MC NULTY
Hopkins, Minnesota - United States



Original Artworks (20)

Shawn Mc Nulty; Gypsum Abstract Yellow, 2013, Original Painting Acrylic, 36 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241                Gypsum is a large abstract painting by established painter Shawn McNulty. This piece incorporates acrylic and pumice measures 36x36 on gallery wrapped stretched canvas with painted sides.  It is ready to hang.
Shawn Mc Nulty
Original Acrylic Painting, 2013
36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)
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Shawn Mc Nulty; Continuum, 2012, Original Painting Acrylic, 60 x 60 inches. Artwork description: 241               Continuum is a huge abstract painting by established painter Shawn McNulty. This piece incorporates acrylic, pumice, and measures 36x36 on gallery wrapped stretched canvas with painted sides.  It is ready to hang.
Shawn Mc Nulty
Original Acrylic Painting, 2012
60 x 60 inches (152.4 x 152.4 cm)
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Shawn Mc Nulty; Sulphate, 2013, Original Painting Acrylic, 60 x 60 inches. Artwork description: 241              Sulphate is a huge abstract painting by established painter Shawn McNulty. This piece incorporates acrylic, pumice, and measures 36x36 on gallery wrapped stretched canvas with painted sides.  It is ready to hang.
Shawn Mc Nulty
Original Acrylic Painting, 2013
60 x 60 inches (152.4 x 152.4 cm)
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Shawn Mc Nulty; Bled White, 2013, Original Painting Acrylic, 60 x 60 inches. Artwork description: 241             Bled White is a huge abstract painting by established painter Shawn McNulty. This piece incorporates acrylic, pumice, and measures 36x36 on gallery wrapped stretched canvas with painted sides.  It is ready to hang.
Shawn Mc Nulty
Original Acrylic Painting, 2013
60 x 60 inches (152.4 x 152.4 cm)
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Shawn Mc Nulty; Tusk  Purple Abstract Art, 2013, Original Painting Acrylic, 36 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241            Tusk is a purple abstract painting by established painter Shawn McNulty. This piece incorporates acrylic, pumice, and measures 36x36 on gallery wrapped stretched canvas with painted sides.  It is ready to hang.
Shawn Mc Nulty
Original Acrylic Painting, 2013
36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)
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Shawn Mc Nulty; Valencia Abstract Art Red..., 2013, Original Painting Acrylic, 36 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241           Valencia is a red and orange abstract painting by established painter Shawn McNulty. This piece incorporates acrylic, pumice, and measures 36x36 on gallery wrapped stretched canvas with painted sides.  It is ready to hang.
Shawn Mc Nulty
Original Acrylic Painting, 2013
36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)
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Shawn Mc Nulty; Sputnik, 2012, Original Painting Acrylic, 24 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241          Sputnik is a blue abstract painting. This piece incorporates acrylic, pumice, and measures 24x24
Shawn Mc Nulty
Original Acrylic Painting, 2012
24 x 24 inches (61.0 x 61.0 cm)
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Shawn Mc Nulty; Basquiat, 2012, Original Painting Acrylic, 24 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241         Basquiat is a blue abstract painting. This piece incorporates acrylic, pumice, and measures 24x24
Shawn Mc Nulty
Original Acrylic Painting, 2012
24 x 24 inches (61.0 x 61.0 cm)
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Shawn Mc Nulty; Stringer, 2012, Original Painting Acrylic, 40 x 40 inches. Artwork description: 241        Stringer is a blue abstract painting. This piece incorporates acrylic, pumice, and paint skins, and measures 40x40 on gallery wrapped stretched canvases.  It is ready to hang.                ...
Shawn Mc Nulty
Original Acrylic Painting, 2012
40 x 40 inches (101.6 x 101.6 cm)
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Shawn Mc Nulty; Stallion, 2012, Original Painting Acrylic, 40 x 40 inches. Artwork description: 241       Stallion is a blue and orange abstract painting. This piece incorporates acrylic, pumice, and paint skins, and measures 40x40 on gallery wrapped stretched canvases.  It is ready to hang.               ...
Shawn Mc Nulty
Original Acrylic Painting, 2012
40 x 40 inches (101.6 x 101.6 cm)
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Shawn Mc Nulty; Hay, 2012, Original Painting Acrylic, 40 x 80 inches. Artwork description: 241      Hay is a yellow abstract diptych painting. This piece incorporates acrylic and measures 40x80 ( as two 40x40 canvases) on gallery wrapped stretched canvases.  It is ready to hang.              ...
Shawn Mc Nulty
Original Acrylic Painting, 2012
40 x 80 inches (101.6 x 203.2 cm)
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Shawn Mc Nulty; Salvation, 2012, Original Painting Acrylic, 36 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241     Salvation is a green abstract  painting. This piece incorporates acrylic and measures 36x36 on gallery wrapped stretched canvas.  It is ready to hang.Prints on paper and canvas available here:
Shawn Mc Nulty
Original Acrylic Painting, 2012
36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)
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Shawn Mc Nulty; Grapefruit, 2011, Original Painting Acrylic, 24 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241    Grapefruit is a pink abstract  painting. This piece incorporates acrylic and measures 36x36
Shawn Mc Nulty
Original Acrylic Painting, 2011
24 x 24 inches (61.0 x 61.0 cm)
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Shawn Mc Nulty; Waiter, 2011, Original Painting Acrylic, 30 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241   Waiter is a yellow abstract painting. This piece incorporates acrylic and pumice and measures 30x30 on gallery wrapped canvas with painted sides.  It is ready to hang.
Shawn Mc Nulty
Original Acrylic Painting, 2011
30 x 30 inches (76.2 x 76.2 cm)
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Shawn Mc Nulty; Moniker, 2011, Original Painting Acrylic, 36 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241  Moniker is a blue and white abstract landscape painting. This piece incorporates acrylic and pumice and measures 36x36 on gallery wrapped canvas with painted sides.  It is ready to hang.Prints on paper and canvas available here:
Shawn Mc Nulty
Original Acrylic Painting, 2011
36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)
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Shawn Mc Nulty; Helium, 2011, Original Painting Acrylic, 36 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241  Helium is a red, white, and light green abstract landscape painting. This piece incorporates acrylic and pumice and measures 36x36 on gallery wrapped canvas with painted sides.  It is ready to hang. Prints available:
Shawn Mc Nulty
Original Acrylic Painting, 2011
36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)
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Shawn Mc Nulty; Buffalo, 2011, Original Painting Acrylic, 30 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241  Buffalo is a red and white abstract landscape painting. This piece incorporates acrylic and pumice and measure 30x30
Shawn Mc Nulty
Original Acrylic Painting, 2011
30 x 30 inches (76.2 x 76.2 cm)
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Shawn Mc Nulty; Red Tail, 2011, Original Painting Acrylic, 36 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241  Red Tail is a large, yellow, abstract color field painting. This piece incorporates acrylic and pumice and measure 36x36 on gallery wrapped canvas with painted sides.  It is ready to hang.        ...
Shawn Mc Nulty
Original Acrylic Painting, 2011
36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)
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Shawn Mc Nulty; Temperate, 2011, Original Painting Acrylic, 36 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241  Temperate is a large, orange, abstract color field painting. This piece incorporates acrylic and pumice and measure 36x36       ...
Shawn Mc Nulty
Original Acrylic Painting, 2011
36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)
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Shawn Mc Nulty; Herald, 2011, Original Painting Acrylic, 36 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241        Herald is a large, green, abstract landscape painting. This piece incorporates acrylic and pumice and measure 36x36
Shawn Mc Nulty
Original Acrylic Painting, 2011
36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)
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Artist Statement

My work is dependent on design fundamentals: form, color, and composition. My style explores the relationship between man-made structures and the natural world; the idea of recognizable shapes and structures living within irrational thoughts and emotions. I begin a new piece very spontaneously and become more detailed as the composition starts to show itself. The first layer is the most erratic and freeform as I mash and scrape together a variety of acrylic colors and pumice with commercial grade joint knives. I invented a “shoe palette knife” which I use on early layers to challenge the way my body connects to the surface. I also work the canvas on the floor using a Swiffer tool. A dialogue is created with the painting, and it starts to show me what needs to be done. Thick layers of acrylic and pumice and are applied, scraped off, reapplied, sliced off, etc. There’s a technique I call “scuffling” which involves a repetitive chopping motion with the palette knife resulting in approximate parallel lines. The color fields interplay with each other, attempting to find common ground resulting in complex and interesting edges. The process continues until a solution is found, always applying and mixing paint directly on the canvas, scraping away layers to reveal the ghostly characters of the previous. There is a feeling of serenity in my work, but it’s draped over unbridled energy, which is breaking through it. I don’t let you relax completely. http://www.shawnmcnulty.com http://...