Born and raised in the Upper Midwest, Shawna draws deep from the winter-forged well of her overactive imagination. Her character-driven, narrative paintings explore human chameleonic behaviors. She commonly uses vintage photos, patterns, and interior/exterior elements in her surreal paintings. Shawna graduated in 2000 from the University of Minnesota-Duluth with a BFA in Studio Art, Emphasis on Drawing and Printmaking. She has exhibited both locally and nationally. Her work is part of private collections world wide. Shawna lives with her verbally talented husband(Eddy), their twins and a menagerie of critters in a lively neighborhood near lovely Lake Superior.