Shawna Moore approaches her art as an exploration into her imagination and her inner response to people, places and things. Rather than reporting on what is literally seen, her work relays intuition, impression, and interior.
Shawna Moore is an established, professional painter and encaustic artist living in Whitefish, Montana. Anchored by the use of color and the immediacy of art making, Moore has spent the past 25 years developing and refining her artistic process and intention. She began drawing at an early age, and began taking college drawing classes while still in high school. Applying to the University of Oregon in 1983, she was one of the youngest admitted to this rigorous 5 year program. In addition to architectural studies, she began painting and the practice of figure drawing while at the U of O.
Her art integrates elements of painting and drawing, and reflects both her education in architecture and fine art, and her inventive and experimental nature. In recent years, the ancient method of encaustic painting is Moore’s medium of choice. This unique and dynamic technique incorporates pigmented bee’s wax, which is heated, re