This painting is part of a series of vintage female portraits which explore patterns and design. Vintage portraiture is a common inspiration in my work. This piece is on a cradled wood panel with finished edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Shawna Gilmore

The Dreamer

Acrylic painting on wood

Signed on front and back

8" h x 8" w x 1.8" d
3 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.