Shawna Stroup Billet: Blue Feather
Shawna Stroup Billet
Mixed Media Original
11” x 14” (matted to 16” x 20”)
Inspired by Native American Dance Series
Get to Know the Houston Artist: Shawna Stroup Billet
Making art is the way I process memories and experiences. Each brushstroke or mixture of color evokes a strong emotion through that moment of application. The majority of my work is inspired through travel and my life experiences.
My process usually starts from a photograph or a sketch from life, and then finally a painting. My work often reflects bold colors, organic forms, expressive lines, and movement.
In the last four years I have been working heavily in mixed media, as I feel the techniques and effects are endless. I could spend hours moving different mediums on a surface and discovering unique outcomes. The process of creating has become the most fascinating component of my career, as I feel I am never finished learning, or challenging myself. The inspiration for my work often changes through my life journey and discovery of self. Over the last few years I finally have become comfortable with this development.