Sarasota Brewing Company, May 2020
Their exterior wood siding was badly faded and the sandblasted, wood carved sign was in need of a restorative facelift. I welcome the opportunity to provide quality service for an affordable price. Please be sure to call or text me for a no cost estimate for your next mural or painting project. 941-228-7104 www.SiestaShawn.com.
Sarasota Brewing Co. is a local brewery, established in 1989, as one of the first breweries on the west coast of Florida. A sports bar atmosphere with really tasty food, great wings and happy hours every day. Their menu has been a winner in the Reader’s Choice Awards of the Sarasota Herald Tribune numerous times for their mouthwatering burgers, Chicago style Pizzas and Chicago beef sandwiches. They are authentic! The owner, Tony, is from Chicago! They are located in the Gulf Gate shopping village. www.SarasotaBrewing.com
Siesta Estates Ct, Siesta Key, May 2020
This painting portrays a Siesta Estates home on Siesta Key, built by John Cannon. It was recently sold. I painted this as a commission by the listing Realtor. She gave it as a gift to the sellers as a keepsake memory of their beautiful little cottage.
5329 Avenida Del Mare, Siesta Key, April 2020
This painting is a 1951 cottage on Siesta Key, Sarasota Florida. It is been lovingly remodeled recently and is now available for purchase. I painted this as a commission by the listing Realtor. He gave it as a gift to the sellers as a keepsake memory of their beautiful little cottage.
Oil Painting for Master Bedroom, April 2020
This commissioned oil painting on stretched linen canvas, measures 1.5″ deep x 30″ H x 60″ W.
The customer wanted to suprise his wife for an upcoming wedding anniversary. He had recently seen a series of beautiful paintings by a very talented California artist who specializes in painting people in candid water settings. He envisioned a painting of his wife, from an underwater viewpoint in their pool, capturing colors and light patterns in the water and on her figure.
He took amazing reference photos from which I painted. Their painting was delivered and he hung it over their bed and suprised her… she loves it! He also loves it and so do I! It looks beautiful in person and is stunning over their bed in their beautiful contemporary home on Siesta Key.
A Painting for our Siesta Key Condo, December 2019
This is an oil painting on linen canvas measuring 20” x 60”. It was commissioned by a couple remodeling their waterfront Siesta Key Condo. The completed painting (December 2019), now hangs in their master bedroom.
Two Murals for the Key West Center, Palm Harbor, FL, November 2019
I finally finished painting two large exterior murals in Palm Harbor at the Key West Center – a large complex of Retail, Professional and Executive office spaces. So thankful for the finished murals! So Happy!
Joe and Adrienne’s Exterior Mural November 2019
I met Joe while painting the murals for the Key West Center in Palm Harbor, Florida. Joe approached me and asked if I would be interested in painting a mural on their exterior garage wall. He desired to look out from their lanai and see a sky with puffy white clouds and perhaps his favorite birds, Osprey‘s and Pelicans. His wife, Adrienne, wanted to view the Anclote Key Lighthouse, located near their home in Palm Harbor. I spent two days getting this far and plan to return soon to add a low-flying, brown pelican, and perhaps one or more palm trees.
Sea Club V Timeshare Resort, Siesta Key, September 2019
These murals were commissioned by the Sea Club V timeshare resort on Siesta Key, next to the Hyatt Residences on Crescent Beach. They each measure 7’ W x 28.5’ H. They were completed in August/September of 2019.
Sea Club V Timeshare Resort, Siesta Key, September 2019
This mural was commissioned by the Sea Club V timeshare resort on Siesta Key, next to the Hyatt Residences on Crescent Beach. It measures 7’ W x 28.5’ H. It was completed in September of 2019.
Beach Viewl Mural at Siesta Key Beach Resort, Siesta Key, April 2019
I painted this mural April 2019, to provide a “beach view” for two guest rooms that were looking out to a blank wall. The management felt that it would be nice to put a scenic beach view for their enjoyment.
Poolside Mural at Village West Condos Mar 16, 2019
The inside dimension of the mural measures 9’7″ wide x 7’7″ high, painted in Benjamin Moore Aura acrylics, over a primed rough stucco surface.
Village West Condominiums are located just one block west of Siesta Key Village.
For me, it was a very enjoyable experience, working in front of many of the owners and guests, and together, watching the mural progress to completion.
Poolside Mural at Island House Condos Nov, 8th, 2018
This mural measures 4 feet high by 66 feet long. The island house condominium association wanted a tranquil sunset mural on the poolside wall.
Poolside Mural at a Private Residence Sept 30, 2018
7 1/2 foot high by 36 feet wide poolside Miral on a brick wall. Homeowner desired to have the Siesta Cay public beach, with the Ford lifeguard towers. Are used my iPad to take time lapse videos of the progress and then made this one minute video trailer in iMovie. The text was made up for the fun of it.
Siesta Beach Resort & Suites Mural April 30th, 2018
The new owners of Siesta Beach Resort & Suites, in Siesta Key Village, Siesta Key, FL. commissioned me to paint a 17’6″ high x 20’6″ wide mural for their exterior wall. They are completely renovating the resort, from top to bottom, inside and out. This mural was painted in March and April, at the end of the 2018 visitor season. Soon to follow are many exterior architectual improvements, interior rennovations and landscape beautifications. Keep your eye on Siesta Beach Resort & Suites for your next Siesta Key stay!
Beach Bazaar Mural Oct, 2017
I painted this mural at the end of September and the beginning of October, 2017. The Beach Bazaar is one of Siesta Key’s best gift and apparel stores in Siesta Key Village. The mural measures 14′ high and 27′ wide. Prints and Art Gifts with this image are now available at SiestaKeyArt.com.
LuLu's Key Place Mural Oct 6, 2016
This is a 17′ high x 28′ wide mural on the back exterior wall of LuLu’s Key House on Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL. The 4 unit resort complex has recently been completely renovated, inside and out and is available for short stay vacation rental. Music by Willie & Lobo.
Oil Portrait Painting Feb 27, 2014
This is an oil portrait on linen canvas measuring 22″ x 28″. I started by drawing everything with a charcoal pencil. I then did a loose oil wash to block in the main colors. I then layered dozens of thin color glazes until I achieved a very realistic portrait painting.
Sea Club V Mural Feb 27, 2014
I repainted the sunset mural at the Sea Club V beach resort on Crescent Beach, Siesta Key. I had painted this originally in 2004. It’s 28ft high x 7ft wide.
Feb 27, 2014
This is a sketch drawing that I did on my iPad. This is the first animated drawing that I have published online. I used iMovie to create the trailer.
Aug 6, 2013
Plein air oil painting of Siesta Key Oyster Bar (SKOB) in Siesta Key Village.
Feb 11, 2013
I am using acrylic paint, on the pathway leading to Siesta Key public beach, on a Sunday night during the drum circle gathering.
Dec 16, 2012
I taught step-by-step painting for a couple of months. On this evening, we painted the shoreline at sunset and added a blue heron silhouette. Isn’t the water awesome? Everyone had fun and the results were amazing.
Mar 12, 2012
I painted these sandpipers in oil, working from my reference that I composed in Photoshop from my candid shots taken on Siesta Key.
Feb 19, 2012
I went plein air painting at the Myakka River State Park. I joined a small group of painters and we all had a great time.
Aug 4, 2011
I recorded the process with a GoPro camcorder positioned behind me, only a couple of feet away from the mural, causing distortion. A normal view is seen at the end.
Nov 22, 2010
I displayed my Siesta Key Artwork at the Siesta Key Crystal Classic Sand Sculpture Competition, Nov 18th – 21st, 2010.
Jan 24, 2010
This mural is on the lanai of a beautiful condominium on Siesta Key. I painted it in values of a gray blue, then added layers of transparent color – creating full color.
Dec 19, 2009
This is an 24″ x 36″ oil portrait on linen canvas. My customer commissioned me to paint a portrait of his wife, with her three older sisters, as a surprise Christmas gift.
Oct 14, 2007
Point of Rocks is a local beach landmark on Siesta Key, Sarasota, Florida. This is a painting that I did as a watercolor demonstration.
Oct 6, 2006
I painted a tropical jungle/underwater mural using transparent acrylic color over a monocromatic blue/gray acrylic wash.