Size: 36"W x 29"H x 0.2"D
Year Created: 2017
“The true use of art is, first, to cultivate the artist’s own spiritual nature.” – George Inness
Brian Shaughnessy is a Self-Taught American Painter.
Brian Shaughnessy Art Story I grew up in a house full of books. I spent hours staring at the art books. My favorites were about Art History, the Renaissance, Impressionism and Early American Art. My biggest influences are Schiele, Goya, Hess and Rubens. Their work captured my attention and has always struck a chord with me … their images had something important to “say”. I didn't start painting until my late twenties. Over the years I've experimented with different themes and mediums. I often feel the evolution of the work is the most rewarding aspect of being a visual artist.