Creative Manager | Art Director Illustrator
Based in Baildon, West Yorkshire
Shaun has always worked within the creative sector, initially trained in Graphic Design he was soon illustrating with an airbrush for Athena poster shops back in the 80’s which set him on a path within the greeting card and publishing industry, having successfully freelanced for many years, Shaun joined several top card and publishing companies as Design Manager, Creative Manager through to Art Director overseeing many successful design teams and creating award winning ranges for many high street retailers and grocers.
This new venture as ‘Fine Art by Shaun’ allows him the freedom to create his own work without any restrictions, despite being proficient in all medium’s the humble pencil has long been his medium of choice as it allows fine detail to be achieved and the final image to be constructed in a steady controlled manor. With a love of all things Nature and Wildlife and given the resurgence of the focus on nature conservation and awareness, pet owner Shaun thought it the right time to marry subject matter with traditional working. To strip the image of colour and focus on the detail and character of the subject matter is really important, as the work continues to evolve so does the variety of situations, poses and formatting for each piece. Whilst he’s passionate about the work he does, his commercial background also focusses on the fact the work has a relevant appeal and value to the wider public and so mixes pet and equine commissions with the larger wildlife pieces to sell as originals, prints and cards.
He’s excited to be a part of the ARTbound Community and looks forward to sharing his latest career growth with you all at this exciting time “Everything begins with a pencil!”
To connect with people through my work and grow the brand and identity. I've already had several pieces in exhibitions and have many fairs booked for 2018, so the more opportunities to exhibit and showcase my work the happier I will be. One of the best compliments is when a piece of art engages a positive reaction from another person.