Many of my surreal pieces are influenced by vintage photography and folk paintings, such as this one. This spring after a long winter, I was craving green and looking forward to all that would poke through the ground and take over my gardens. This painting is on a cradled wood panel with finished tan/ochre edges. It comes wired to hang.

- Shawna Gilmore

Spring Greens

Acrylic painting on wood

Signed on front and back

24" h x 18" w x 1.7" d
8 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.