This is a portrait of my youngest sibling who loves to sing and sounds like an angel.  My work explores portraiture and figuration through classical techniques and expressive mark- making. I have always been fascinated by both the human form and paint alike. In the act of painting I find that there are always new challenges and new questions to be answered.

- Shaina Craft


Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

Signed on back

40" h x 30" w x 1.5" d
2 lbs. 0 oz.



Shaina Craft
Chicago, Illinois

Getting to Know Shaina

Shaina’s figurative work spans the range from realism to abstraction, a dichotomy which she finds to be an ongoing inner conflict within her work. “It’s a search for balance and subtlety,” she says. Shaina is also captivated by the relationship between the beautiful and the grotesque, as seen in her varying presentations of the female form. She works from her own source imagery in a process that includes underpainting, layers of paint, and glazing. When she’s not painting, Shaina also makes tiles and pottery for a local ceramics shop.