“I decided years ago that my life’s purpose is to create art that has it all. I want my work to demonstrate extraordinary handling of paint, design elements, and subject matter. I require all of my paintings to include three intrinsic elements: deep meaning, detailed precision, and exemplary composition. To achieve this, I spend many hours preparing and editing to ensure that my finished work contains each of these essential aspects. I model my multi-layered painting process after many of the masters-Titan, Rubens, Van Dyck, to name a few. Because of the high expectations I place on myself, I am always experimenting and looking for ways to improve my work. I find inspiration everywhere–dreams, meditation, and everyday life.
Shay was born in Lakewood, Colorado and began his art career at age 5 with an early interest in sports and superheroes. The native of Lakewood, Colorado studied Fine Arts at the University of Colorado, Boulder on a full athletic scholarship. He was well on his way in a football career when a number of injuries brought it to an end. The qualities of discipline, perserverance, and competion learned through participation in sports were carried forward into his career as an artist.
For more info visit the artists website: www.shayvision.com