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M. Shawn Cornell

M. Shawn Cornell

M. Shawn Cornell is a plein air painter by the strictest terms. He completes all paintings 100% on location — no indoor touch-up. Neither cutting edge nor deep in metaphorical meaning, his paintings are scenes and stories about brief moments he experiences and witnesses during his excursions. Painting ‘en plein air’ is more than creating two-dimensional representations. It’s companionship as my wife illuminates the canvas with a flashlight, so I can paint the full moon. It’s sharing a thermos of hot-cheesy tomato soup with my dad while we paint a frozen, snow covered stream. It’s spending time to see the extraordinary in things many would label as ordinary. It’s a brief moment of life captured on canvas.

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