"The Foxy One" by Monica Shinn

"The Foxy One" by Monica Shinn

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04/02/19.

“The Foxy One” is a limited edition of 100 archival prints by Monica Shinn. With a half-inch border for framing, the artwork measures approximately 7" wide x 6 3/8" high. The prints were created by Tiny Showcase and ship with corresponding certificates of authenticity. The archival artwork has been printed on a heavy 290gsm natural white print making paper made from 90% bamboo fibres and 10% cotton.

Each print is packaged in a clear, sealed sleeve with an acid-free archival backing board.

The original piece is oil on wood panel, 36” x 40”.

Available hand-framed in maple with archival mat and glass by Vermont's Joel Taplin of Taplin MFG. Framed artwork is archivally matted and hung with UV-protective glass. The hand-made frames are made from locally-milled wood with inlaid splines in each corner for added strength. Please allow three weeks for the completion of your custom, hand-made frame.

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Meet the Artist: Monica Shinn

“You might see her on a truck hauling compost or perhaps you’d spot her high on a ladder restoring the enamel surface of the former gas station that houses the West Broadway Neighborhood Association on Westminster Street. Maybe you’d catch a glimpse of her with a blowtorch in hand teaching a welding class at the Steelyard or teaching art at School One. Where you won’t see is the intensely private Providence artist Monica Shinn at home in her Fox Point studio painting.

Shinn guards her studio and studio time. It’s here in the safety of her home, that Shinn’s creativity runs free. Her paintings are novellas in color and line, stories that describe ordinary everyday life with a distilled sense of wonder and deep foundation of empathy.

Shinn moved to Providence in the 1990s after attending Oregon College of Arts and Crafts. Driving along route 95, she saw the colorful houses in Fox Point and thought she’d like to live there. She and her longtime girlfriend Mare Davis got off the freeway to start their life in a city that was beginning to craft an identity as an arts town. It was a good fit for them both and 21 years later, they are still in Providence enjoying the creative community.

Shinn will paint any corner of life in whatever neighborhood she inhabits. A tugboat under the bridge at India Point, a fellow compost worker and her dear elderly dog, an older couple together for years and years – all are inspiration for her paintings.

The paint can be thick or thin, with both large single swatches of color or smaller dabs. The line that draws them together is descriptively exquisite and deceptively simple. To describe a person or a creature fully with such economy of line is a gift Shinn uses to great advantage. Shinn’s work is more than colors on canvas or descriptive line. She gets to the heart of what she paints in a manner that draws people in. In a time when so much of art is political and social commentary, Shinn takes the time to look at real people in their very real worlds.”

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