Shawn Ardoin is a passionate artist. He is passionate about fish. He is passionate about the simple shapes of circles and squares. He is passionate about strong, rich, bold color. Combine these passions and his unique art comes to life.
Incorporating a clever use of mixed media on canvas, Ardoin's work is fun, stimulating and contemporary, displaying bright, bold palettes of color. He takes the simplicity of using just one fish in its basic form, and then expands into the complexity of inter-twinning the fish. Although his work is abstract in nature, Ardoin's art provides a sense of balance in a chaotic world.
As Ardoin says of his approach to creating a piece of artwork, "I begin with the end. I envision the final composition as a solution to an equation. The solution is achieved when I have found a final balance and harmony of shapes and colors."
Meet the artist (pictured at right) from 4 to 8 p.m. every Friday in July at Maui Hands, 612 Front St. in Lahaina. For details, call 667-9898.