Graduate of the University of Houston with a BFA in Photography & Digital Media, Shauna has always found great joy in the arts. Her mother is an artist and a great motivator, so growing up entailed lots of hobby crafts as well as fine art experiences and museum visits. Shauna started her college career as a piano major before switching to photography. Her love for music is oftentimes a driving force for her work and, if not the driving force, it is always in the background as she creates, making subtle influences here and there. She taught music lessons throughout her college years and still enjoys playing classical, jazz and blues when she isn’t mark making
After college, Shauna decided to expand her love for teaching and found her spot among the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD family. She has taught photography to middle school and currently, high schoolers for over ten years. More recently, as the world began to change exponentially in 2020, Shauna dove into mark making. When a friend and colleague introduced her to encaustic, it was love at first mark! From there she has expanded her artworks to include encaustic, mixed media, and cold wax. Her current works are heavily influenced by nature, philosophy and science; specifically metaphysics and epigenetics. This is where the darker aesthetic that is heavily evident in her work is derived. Her works have been displayed across the US. Her photography has been published in newspapers and magazines throughout Texas.
Blessed to be a part of the DaVinci Gallery family, Shauna looks forward to meeting art-minded friends and believes that everyone we come into contact with is a teacher in their own way. “There is always something to be learned from each and every person on this planet.”