Shawn Faust is a classically trained artist who mines his sensorial experience with nature through the vitality of contemporary expressionism. Diverging his traditional sensibilities rooted in classical realism, artist Shawn Faust employs the vitality and physical application of color as the life giving force to his paintings. His work emerges from his environmental relationships and stand as a testament to his ecological reverence. Collaborating his training in portraiture with his exploration in abstract expressionism, Faust seeks to harness the stamina of color and gesture to elucidate forms as metaphors and proxies for human and nature reciprocity. Faust is a founding member of the Portrait Society of America and a Signature member of the American Academy of Equine Art as well as an Associate member of OPA. Faust recently exhibited in the 2019 Beijing International Art Biennale in China and has exhibited in national galleries and museums such as the Wildlife Experience Museum, Parker, CO, Delaware Art Museum, Biggs Museum of American Art, DE, Sage Creek Gallery, Santa Fe, NM and Spa Fine Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY. His work hangs in the permanent collection of the National Museum of Horse Racing and Hall of Fame, Saratoga, NY and the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum, Washington, DC. Faust earned his MFA in studio arts from the University of The Arts and a BFA in illustration from the University of Delaware.