This is one of my favorite paintings in my Transfigurations series, where women are transforming into their surroundings. Being affected by and affecting the space around us is part of connecting to place. The girl in this painting accepts her growing role as a habitat for the natural world.  

This painting is on a wooden panel and can be displayed with or without a frame. 

- Shawna Gilmore


Acrylic painting on wood

Signed on front and back

24" h x 30" w x .5" d
10 lbs. 1 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.