Shawn Vales is an American artist who paints plein air landscapes, portrait commissions and abstract work. He holds a Bachelor degree and Masters degree from the Academy of Art university where he conducted an intensive study of representational art. Those foundations enable Shawn to paint in all genres of art. Shawn’s professional career includes solo, group and event exhibitions primarily in California and Texas. His professional teaching experience includes The Richmond Art Center, The Ichen Art Academy, Vision Academy along with one to one instruction. In November of 2020 Shawn will continue his education under the tutelage of Paul Ingbretson where he will extensively learn the methods of The Boston School painters.