Shawna Gilmore
Duluth, Minnesota

Shawna Gilmore calls herself a professional daydreamer. When her children aren’t waking her from her wanderings, she paints to explore the edges of wonder and reality. Her paintings weave back and forth between naturalistic investigations and surreal dreamlike scenarios. She loves to combine these two seemingly separate images to create a body of work that is “like a curio cabinet of experiences.” One prominent theme in her work is the female face or form, often representing a surrogate for herself. You can find Shawna caring for her twin children, discussing the finer aspects of life with her verbally talented husband, going for a walk or reading a good book.

 

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Discover Original Art by Shawna Gilmore | A Boy and His Critters acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery

A Boy and His Critters
24" x 20" , acrylic painting
$950

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Discover Original Art by Shawna Gilmore | Habitat acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery

Habitat
24" x 30" , acrylic painting
$1,700

The Dreamer
8" x 8" , acrylic painting
$375


The Resonator
8" x 8" , acrylic painting
$375

Her Golden Goose
24" x 18" , acrylic painting
$925

Blue Fawn
48" x 36" , acrylic painting
$2,275


Target
24" x 21" , acrylic painting
$900

She Withstood the Changing Winds
11.8" x 9.6" , acrylic painting
$450

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Discover Original Art by Shawna Gilmore | Spring Greens acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery

Spring Greens
24" x 18" , acrylic painting
$925


Spring
16" x 12" , acrylic painting
$450

Ana and Anna in Spring
48" x 36" , acrylic painting
$2,275

The Undulator
6" x 6" , acrylic painting
$275


The Chameleon
6" x 6" , acrylic painting
$275

Beneath Her Feet
41.5" x 14.5" , acrylic painting
$1,625

Restructured Biology
14" x 11" , acrylic painting
$500


Wonder
18" x 24" , acrylic painting
$925

Celestial
11.8" x 9.6" , acrylic painting
$450

Conjoined Moments
16" x 20" , acrylic painting
$575


Looking Forward, Looking Up
16" x 20" , acrylic painting
$575


Making Space
24" x 21" , acrylic painting
$1,200

Close Encounter
24" x 36" , acrylic painting
$1,825

Night Gown
24" x 18" , acrylic painting
$875


Whale Bed
11" x 14" , acrylic painting
$500

White Stag
24" x 18" , acrylic painting
$925

Night Owl
11.8" x 9.6" , acrylic painting
$450


Artist and Customer Comments


Shawna Gilmore 1/23/2016 | 6:58 PM

Patricia, I couldn't ask for a more moving reason for purchasing this work! It holds a special place in my heart, marking a moment when I felt anything was possible. . . how appropriate for such a hard-working creative! To speak this belief into your daughter is a mighty thing indeed :) I hope it blesses her.

Patricia 1/23/2016 | 5:16 PM

I'm excited to have this lovely painting to give to my extraordinary daughter. It will be for her 38th birthday. She has two children under four, is a single and mom and works 12-16 hours a day. She is building a business portal to something visionary. A new business paradigm that truly gives back. Her business won't wait. She is a victim of her own sucess . She works all day and the kids keep her up most of the night. If she is this creative and productive NOW I can only imagine if she had "some sleep!" Recently, a whale was incorporated into one project. She spent hours and days as a child traveling and sleeping in a boat. We saw many whales. Up close and personal. If I could give her ANYTHING? Today, it would be sleep! Your painting is as close as I can imagine a restorative, wonderful, spiritual sleep for my girl.