Paragon Fine Art gallery
Paragon Fine Art gallery

SHAWN MACKEY

Painting the Good Life!

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ORIGINAL PAINTINGS BIO

ORIGINAL PAINTINGS: click on images for larger view

Shawn Mackey - Oil on Canvas

THE GARDEN
36 X 27
Original painting
acrylic on canvas, mounted on panel

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Shawn Mackey - Oil on Canvas

RED GUITAR 2
36 X 24
Original painting
acrylic on canvas

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

INTERLUDE
Original painting
acrylic on panel
24" x 36″

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

DANCING IN THE STREET
Original painting
acrylic
36" x 36"

This is the original painting from which the limited edition print of the same name was created.

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

KISS II
Original painting
acrylic on canvas
40" x 30″

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

SECRET
Original painting
acrylic on canvas
36" x 48″

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

STARGAZER
Original painting
acrylic on canvas
52" x 27″

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

ANGEL
Original painting
acrylic on canvas
54" x 42″

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

SURPRISE VISITORS
Original painting
acrylic on canvas
38" x 46″

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

THREE MUSES
Original painting
acrylic on panel
42" x 46″

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

STORM
Original painting
acrylic
40" x 30"

This is the original painting from which the limited edition print of the same name was created.

"Two dancers share a passionate moment while a storm brews in the sky behind them."

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

FIRST LOVE
Original painting
acrylic
30" x 40"

 

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

TEMPTATION
Original painting
acrylic on panel
46" x 57.5″

Shawn Mackey - Moonlight Drive In Original painting

MOONLIGHT DRIVE-IN
Original painting
acrylic on canvas
24" x 48"

Shawn Mackey - Lovers Original painting

LOVERS
Original painting
acrylic on canvas
24" x 36″

Shawn Mackey - Kiss 30x40 Original painting

KISS
Original painting
acrylic on canvas
30" x 40″

Limited Edition print also available (see below)

Shawn Mackey - SEASIDE EVENING Original painting

SEASIDE EVENING
Original painting
acrylic on canvas
36" x 36″

Shawn Mackey - JAZZ AGE II Original painting

JAZZ AGE II
Original painting
acrylic on canvas
30" x 30″

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

JAZZ AGE I
30x30
Acrylic on Canvas
Original Painting

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

JAZZ AGE III
30x30
Acrylic on Canvas
Original Painting

Shawn Mackey - city street 30x48 Original painting

CITY STREET
Original painting
acrylic on canvas
30" x 48″

Shawn Mackey - venice afternoon Original painting

VENICE AFTERNOON
Original painting
acrylic on canvas
36" x 36″

Shawn Mackey - island sunset 30x40 Original painting

ISLAND SUNSET
Original painting
acrylic on canvas
30" x 40″

Shawn Mackey - palazzo 24x36 Original painting

PALAZZO
Original painting
acrylic on canvas
24" x 36″

Shawn Mackey a walk in the garden 30x40 - Original painting

A WALK IN THE GARDEN
Original painting
acrylic on canvas
30" x 40″

Shawn Mackey - at the window 36x24 - Original painting

AT THE WINDOW
Original painting
acrylic on canvas
36" x 24″

Shawn Mackey - side street 48x24 Original painting

SIDE STREET
Original painting
acrylic on canvas
48" x 24″

Shawn Mackey - crashing waves 36x24 Original painting

CRASHING WAVES
Original painting
acrylic on canvas
36" x 24″

Shawn Mackey a walk ialong the river 30x40 - Original painting

A WALK ALONG THE RIVER
Original painting
acrylic on canvas
30" x 40″

Shawn Mackey - Oil on Canvas

ELECTRIC
Original painting
36 x 24

acrylic on canvas

Shawn Mackey - Oil on Canvas

FROM THE ROOFTOP
Original painting
30 x 40

acrylic on canvas

Shawn Mackey - Oil on Canvas

DREAM GIRL
Original painting
36 x 24

acrylic on canvas

Shawn Mackey - Oil on Canvas

SWEET DREAMS
Original painting
24 x 30

acrylic on canvas

Shawn Mackey - Reflections Original painting

REFLECTIONS
Original painting
acrylic on canvas
24" x 36″

Shawn Mackey - Oil on Canvas

JAZZ PASSION
Oil on Canvas

acrylic on canvas
36 x 24

Shawn Mackey - Oil on Canvas

STAR BURST
30 X 40
Acrylic on Canvas

Shawn Mackey - Oil on Canvas

THE CONSPIRACY
24 X 30
Acrylic on Canvas

Shawn Mackey - Oil on Canvas

THE ENCOUNTER
24 X 30
Acrylic on Canvas

Shawn Mackey - Oil on Canvas

DANCE WITH ME
36 X 24
Acrylic on Canvas

Shawn Mackey - Oil on Canvas

THE RENDEZVOUS
24 X 30
Acrylic on Canvas

Shawn Mackey - Oil on Canvas

SUNSET CHEERS
30 X 24
Acrylic on Canvas

Shawn Mackey - Oil on Canvas

LOOKING OUT II
36 X 24
Acrylic on Canvas

Shawn Mackey - Oil on Canvas

GAZE
36 X 24
Acrylic on Canvas

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

SOUND CHECK
36 x 24
Original painting

Acrylic on Canvas

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

ECLIPSE
48x24
Acrylic on Canvas
Original painting

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

MASQUERADE
24 x 36
Acrylic on Canvas
Original painting

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

THE MATADOR
24 x 30
Acrylic on Canvas
Original painting

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

DRIPPING IN GOLD
40x30
Acrylic on Canvas
Original painting

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

CARD DEALER
30x40
Acrylic on Panel
Original painting

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

MAGNETIC
48x24
Acrylic on Canvas
Original painting

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

MIDNIGHT STROLL
30x30
Acrylic on Canvas
Original painting

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

WAITING GAME
24x36
Acrylic on Canvas
Original painting

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

FIRST TASTE
Original painting
30" x 24″

Acrylic on Canvas

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

WOMAN AT BAR I
Original painting
24" x 30″

Acrylic on Canvas

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

WOMAN AT BAR II
Original painting
24" x 30″

Acrylic on Canvas

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

TRUMPET SOLO
Original painting

Acrylic on Canvas
24 x 36

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

DUET
Original painting
Diptych
36 x 48 (36 x 24 each panel)

Acrylic on Canvas

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

MYSTERY
Original painting
30 x 40
Acrylic on Canvas

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

SEDUCTION
Original painting

30 x 40
Acrylic on Canvas

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

LATE NIGHT
Original painting

40 x 30
Acrylic on Canvas

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

RED GUITAR
Acrylic on Canvas
24 x 36

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

VIOLINIST
Acrylic on Canvas
36 x 24

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

GRAND PERFORMANCE
Acrylic on Canvas
24 x 36

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

ON THE ROAD
Acrylic on Panel
36 x 24

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

SCOTCH AND CIGAR
Acrylic on Canvas, on Panel
30 x 40

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

LIQUID GOLD
Acrylic and Metallic Pigments on Composite Panel
30 x 40

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

NIGHT STREET
Acrylic on Panel
36 x 24

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

PICK YOUR POISON
24x48
Acrylic on Canvas
Original Painting

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

ROCK STAR
Acrylic on Panel
36 x 24

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

CONTEMPLATION
Acrylic on Canvas
20 x 24

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

COPPER FIRE
Acrylic on Panel
36 x 24

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

ACROSS THE RIVER
Acrylic on Canvas
36 x 48

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

FIRE
Acrylic on Panel
48 x 24

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

MAN AT BAR
24x30
acrylic on canvas

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

FOUR GENTLEMEN
24x30
acrylic on canvas

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

GLOW
Acrylic on Canvas
48 x 36

Shawn Mackey - Original painting

VENICE SUNRISE
24x48
Acrylic on Canvas
Original Painting

Limited Edition PRINTS: click on images for larger view
Shawn Mackey - Kiss 30x40 Limited Edition print

KISS

Signed & Numbered
Giclee on canvas
12 x 16 - Edition of 125
30 x 40 - Edition of 160
30 x 40 - AP Hand Embellied Edition of 10

Shawn Mackey - Storm 30x40 Limited Edition print

STORM

Signed & Numbered
Giclee on canvas
40 x 30 - Edition of 55
24 x 18 - Edition of 35
40 x 30 - AP Hand Embellied Edition - Edition of 5

Two dancers share a passionate moment while a storm brews in the sky behind them.

Shawn Mackey - Dancing in the Street Limited Edition print

DANCING IN THE STREET

Signed & Numbered
Giclee on canvas
20 x 20 - Edition of 55
30 x 30 - Edition of 35
30 x 30 - AP Hand Embellied Edition - Edition of 5

Beneath the late evening sky, a couple shares a passionate dance in a vibrant European city. They look into each other’s eyes as they share this magical moment. Behind them, the lights of the city sparkle and reflect off of the stone tiled street.

Shawn Mackey - Stairway 30x40 Limited Edition print

STAIRWAY

Signed & Numbered
Giclee on canvas
40 x 30 - Edition of 55
24 x 18 - Edition of 35
40 x 30 - AP Hand Embellied Edition - Edition of 5

A mysterious staircase cuts through a rocky mountain. It snakes upwards until its steps are barely visible. At the top, a glowing light radiates down from the sky. Where does it lead to? and where did it begin?

Shawn MackeyBIO - Shawn Mackey

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Shawn Mackey was born on August 11, 1984 in Edmonton, Canada. Growing up in the long cold winters of Canada, he had ample time to draw and let his creativity flourish. Mackey’s parents, who were both teachers, would bring home boxes of scrap photocopy paper for him to draw on. He would cover hundreds of sheets with pictures of everything from Italian sports cars, to the elaborate floor plans of luxury mansions, to a variety of superheroes and cartoon characters pulled from his own imagination.

From a young age, Mackey’s talent was evident and this was paired with a growing entrepreneurial spirit. At the age of eight, he was already collecting payments from his classmates for hand drawn pictures of cars. At this time he was no stranger to causing a stir with his art. He received lectures from his teachers for sneaking into the school bathrooms at recess to run his own “tattoo shop”. There he would ink his friends’ arms with colored markers. As he progressed into high school, he became increasingly bored with classes and more interested in filling his notebooks with drawings and sketches.

After graduation, Mackey decided to put his artistic talents on hold. He began to pursue university studies with the goal of becoming a lawyer. After a year of classes filled with politics, economics, and essay writing, he longed for a change. Mackey realized that the need to create, which boiled deep inside him, could not be contained. After taking a summer art course he realized his passion lied in putting pigment on canvas and he transferred to the university’s fine arts program to study painting.

On speaking of this transition, Mackey has said, “I had considered entering an architecture or design program, but then I realized that the canvas was the one place where my creativity would be totally free. I could create whatever kind of building, object or scene I wanted, whenever I wanted.” The ability to tell a story, and invoke a deep emotional response with his creations only increased his attraction to painting.

While completing his Bachelors of Fine Arts, Mackey was drawn the power of an expressive style of art. He dove headfirst into the world of abstraction. Experimenting with a variety of mediums including oil and acrylic paint, polymer mediums, and even earth, Mackey searched for a way to breathe new life into a thirty thousand year old art form.

During his time in art school, Mackey also worked as a bartender. This would eventually come to greatly influence his later work, as it nurtured his love for fine wines and spirits.

After graduating, Mackey pursued a few random jobs and eventually returned to school to become an art teacher. It was during this time that he began the journey of what he considers his biggest artistic growth. On his evenings and weekends, he began to study the work of the great masters of art history. Starting with the impressionists and working his way backwards several centuries in time, he put his own twist on the techniques of the great artists that came before him.

Now armed with an extensive knowledge of art history and experienced in a wide variety of styles, Mackey was ready to claim his spot in the art world. After a full summer spent experimenting with ways to combine the evocative power of abstraction with the storytelling ability of realism, he came up with his current technique.

Today, Mackey’s work combines the movement, color, and texture of the abstract background with seductive and mysterious imagery. The sensual forms are perfectly matched to images of liquor pouring into glasses or streams of smoke rising from cigars. Harking back to a by-gone era, wine and romance flows freely, as does scotch, cigars, and gambling. Together, this fusion of abstract expressionism and realism creates paintings that are filled with energy and passion.

 

 

 

 

 

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