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About Shaunda
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Shaunda's artwork is featured in many private collections and businesses.
Shaunda is an Award winning artist, mother, and has served 10 years in the Army. She was a highly decorated soldier, and competed in soldier of the year contests, which she won Battalion Soldier of the year.

Shaunda has earned three Associate's degrees in Art, Fine Art, and Art Education.

Life Story-
In an effort to be real here are the details of my life so you can understand who I am.
As the oldest of three my young life was awesome and full of play and creativity. We would travel to see my dad on the oil rigs, we attended church, and I excelled in school. Life was great. The imperfection of my parents became obvious to me around age 10. My dad committed suicide, my mom renewed her struggle with alcohol, and the "church" kicked us out. In junior high my friends noticed the change in me, and took me out to the football field, surrounded me, and told me survivor style that they voted and were kicking me out. 
Art is the only reason I survive today. When my dad killed himself I was introduced art as therapy by a councelor. We had art class, but the act of creating became special.
My art skill in high school was above average, and I completed more than the minimum requirements. High School is where you start thinking about your future career goals. I had an amazing art teacher in high school that made the job seem so appealing. I didn't have any opportunity to go to college, so I looked into programs like the Daniel's Fund and others. After graduating my boyfriend of 2 years joined the military. He had a dark and troubled soul, and that first week of my boyfriend's departure, I often went to the recruiter to check on him. The recruiter sold me on joining because of all the college help, and the fact that I could see my boyfriend (which turned out to be a lie) I was 17, and had to get permission from my mom because I was underage. 
I did well in the military and my achievements still bring me a sense of accomplishment. I deployed to Belieze for 3 weeks, and Kuwait for a year. My mural business started there, because I completed two murals while serving for Camp Beautification projects. I re-enlisted and extended my original 8 year contract so I could go to school. 
I started going to college for art education right after I got back from deployment. My military training highlighted deadlines, and I was able to meet and exceed all of the standards that the teachers had. 
I met my future husband and moved in with him in a town 50 miles away from my school. I completed the last year of college while commuting, planning a wedding, and attending drill with my unit.
I hold an honorable discharge from the Army National Guard after 10 years of service. My husband and I were both in the service, he in the Air Guard, and we were loosing two weekends a month to military matters. My son was born and I couldn't risk both of his parents being called on deployment at the same time. I stepped away from the service gladly, as I despise having to run 2 miles for anything. 
I started up an art business as soon as I got settled into my new life. I teach private painting parties, and do murals in my local town. I have coordinated with local artists to do pop up gallery shows, and community art projects. 
Keep moving forward and create the life you want, not the life you were given. 

 FAQ 
 
- What type of artwork you produce?
     I love to work with paint of all types. Most of my work has been painted. I also work in pencil and colored pencil on occasion.
- How many years experience you have?
     Around 9, I started my professional education in 2010,
- Why you do what you do?
    The act of creating takes my mind to a tranquil place where I can easily loose track of the worries and stresses that plague me. I do it because I am passionate about it.
- Your qualifications?
     I graduated with distinction. I fought to keep an A average in my coursework during my College years.
- Your contact details?
     Please contact me via e-mail at [email protected]
- What is your policy on commissions? 
     I prefer to discuss details of the commission in person. Pricing varies on the style of work you wish to have, an abstract or representational work will cost less than a realistic work. Size and medium also play a part in pricing. I require 40% down payment to begin the piece, with the rest due upon completion. 
- Any additional services you offer?
    I offer one-on-one and group art instruction. Also, I take commissions for mural work.