Prolific artist Shawn Theron is selling his exuberant paintings as fast as he can make them. Who knew they were rooted in despair?
Shawn Theron is out to make the world a better place, one painting at a time. So far, the world is proving remarkably responsive. To call him an overnight sensation would not be an overstatement.
"I've been unbelievably lucky," he says.
Consider the evidence: A guy with no formal art education or training beyond high school—who's been earning a modest living bartending and waiting tables—takes up painting in his 30s. He is immediately offered an opportunity to display his work publicly, which he accepts, selling two paintings within half an hour.