I am interested in creating characters with mythological potential. Twins, multiples and mirrored images are a perennial theme in my work, primarily because I am in the throws of raising my elementary-aged twins and everything in our lives comes multiplied. This piece is on masonite board and will need a frame for display.

- Shawna Gilmore

Ana and Anna in Spring

Acrylic painting on composite board

Signed on front and back

48" h x 36" w x .2" d
15 lbs. 0 oz.



Shawna Gilmore
Duluth, Minnesota

Getting to Know Shawna

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.