Pet Portraits by ShawnaLee @ Howard Whittemore Library in Naugatuck CT

Charcoal with a hint of Pastel.
Charcoal with a hint of Pastel.
View Drawings of Cats and Dogs, hand drawn by ShawnaLee during the month of Feb., 2014 at the Howard Whittemore Memorial Library in Naugatuck CT.

ShawnaLee started creating portraits of pets in hopes of capturing the special expressive moments that often elude photography. 

Many of her current works include a blend of Graphite with an occasional hint of colored pencils, or are created with Charcoals on toned art paper. 

ShawnaLee helps support animal shelters such as the Danbury Animal Welfare Society and CT Draft Horse Rescue etc..

ShawnaLee works from photographs and prefers to use as many photo references as possible, as each picture will have information that aids the portrait.  Great photographs show clear eye & fur detail. 

Although not always feasible, It is a special delight to be able to meet the subject, and the best portraits combine live sittings with photographic references. 

As a young child, ShawnaLee’s art was recognized and published for her portraits of pets and horses. She graduated Cum Laude in Illustration & Printmaking from Western Connecticut State University, and currently resides in Middlebury with her family.

ShawnaLee teaches art lessons to dedicated young artists.


Shawnalee Kwashnak 203 598-0065  artist@shawnalee.com   www.shawnalee.com

Library hours:
Mon. 12-6
Tue. 10-8
Wed. 10-8
Thurs. 10-6
Fri. 10-4
Sat. 10-2
Sun. Closed

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