Shane Walker 

Visual Arts

PROFILE

Shane Walker 

  • Acrylic painting
  • Drawing
  • Graffiti/Street Art
  • Illustration
  • Mural
  • Oils
  • Painting
  • Pastels
  • Visual Arts

I’m Shane Walker, a self-taught artist based in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand.

In 2014, after gaining some life experiences, I set my sights on my true passion and have been chasing the dream of becoming a full-time artist ever since. Painting murals locally has lead to a number of large-scale works in the surrounding BOP district. From Waihi Beach, Tanners Point, Katikati, Tauranga through to Rotorua.

Fine arts is a strong focus of mine, with dreams to exhibit internationally in the future.

In 2019 I gained international recognition winning the Supreme Award at Sheffield Mural Fest in Tasmania
– 2015 Supreme and Peoples choice award, NZ Mural Festival
– 2017 Peoples Choice award, NZ Mural Festival
– 2016 Adam Portraiture Finalist

Scribbling countless pages of colours as a child is where it all began. I suppose you could say I have gone back to my roots! Art to me is all about feel, if I can create an emotion with the audience I feel my job is done. Whether it be calming, intriguing, relative, humorous or simply a smile or a nod from those stern buggers. I like to leave it to the viewer’s imagination.

I am heavily influenced by the landscape. Being a keen waterman with some past work history in the surrounding bush and countryside, I have built a strong connection with the land, which I try and portray in my works. I get myself into this timeless state of consciousness while I’m painting. “Time flies when you’re having fun”.

Shane is available for commission,
Mural works – Private or Commercial.
Personal fine art commissions.

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Tauranga
Mount Maunganui

Interested in

  • Collaborations
  • Commissions
  • Open to creative opportunities
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