Educated in the cradle of the Italian Renaissance in Florence, Shane attended the prestigious Angel Academy of Art to pursue intensive studies of traditional, academic drawing and painting. Beginning his studies as an auspicious student in 2005, he later became one of the Academy's professors of drawing and painting for his remaining two years.
After four years in Italy, Shane moved to Paris in 2009. Through his works, he seeks to uphold Humanist aesthetic values as they were developed during the Italian Renaissance - namely that of artistic expression via the mastery of human form. One of today's rare masters of contemporary figurative art, Shane works according to the tradition using his keen knowledge of human anatomy and imagination to create his works.
Some of the many international awards and recognition Shane has received include: 1st and 2nd place, Best Nude from the Art Renewal Center, New York (2013); Gold Medal from the European Academy of Arts -France (2013); medalled by both historic French organizations: the Société des Artistes Français (2013, 2012) and the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts (2011); the prestigious "Taylor Prize" during his exhibition at the Grand Palais (2011); and finalist in the America China Oil Painting Artists League, New York (2010).
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