MONUMENT MAKER Illustrator Shawn Fields Art Exhibit and Opening Reception
November 2, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This November, the Concord Free Public Library will be hosting a month-long exhibit of Shawn Fields’s illustrations and inspirations from our new children’s book, Monument Maker (Tilbury House, 2019). Join us for an opening reception/conversations with artist and author on Saturday, November 2, 3-5.
Shawn Fields is a representational artist. Inspired by Pixar and Spielberg, as much as by Winslow Homer and the Wyeths, he has the ability to tell stories in convincing detail. Fields explains, “In my studio I keep notes on the wall that help keep me on track as I work. A few remind me to hold onto the inspiration for the painting, above everything, and not get bogged down by my interest in technique. Whatever best expresses the idea; let’s call that right. Often the idea I want to express is joy and a sense of possibility.”
Growing up outside of Baltimore, Maryland, Shawn’s early conception of art was formed by a monthly subscription to Mad Magazine, and exposure to traditional American painting and illustration. Shawn studied drawing and painting at the School of Visual Arts, and at the New York Academy of Art. Shawn lives in the Berkshires with his wife and three children.