Thank you for wanting to find out more about me.
If there is a short story that sums me up it’s this:
As a child I was severally dyslexic. I found that even though I was not particularly great at drawing, I was untroubled and I began my life in art at the tender age of 9 with my first commissioned mural at the age of 12 - A Grim Reaper on the wall of a biker club. (I was paid with a single beer and it seemed like a fair trade at the time.) Creating was more of an adventure and felt like a less oppressive way to exist. As my interest in art grew and my ability developed, I realized that if I could learn to do this I could learn to do anything. I started writing a novel at the age of 20 and spent the next few years badgering people to read it and correct the spelling. I know two things about myself that are true: I can't paint when I’m drunk and I'm terrible at spelling, but thanks to the creative medium of art I am not afraid to fail or succeed.
The curriculum vitae of Artist Shane Turner
Over the last 25 years Shane has painted thousands of images for many different industries:
Backdrops and Props
1998, joined Creations Fantastic, Producing backdrops and props for the special events industry. Hundreds of hand painted backdrops were produced and used in corporate functions world wide. Clients were mostly international
2002, joined Stargazer Art, Producing backdrops and props for the South African events industry
2004 Produced Backdrops for Party Design and Gear house
2005 Produced Backdrops for Backdrops Wonderland.
Notable projects that I was apart of.
100m (W) by 6m (H) backdrop depicting an African landscape and wildlife
Miss World 2001 Stage production
Covered a building, making it looking like a huge dog Kennel as a campaign for Huggies
In 2002 Shane Joined Stargazer Art Producing murals for childrens bedrooms, churches, shopfronts, casinos and advertising murals. notable clients: The Emerald Casino Resort, Prima Toys, Showgroup
2004 Started Paintdrop Productions and then in 2014 renamed the company Paint Addiction. The Production of murals averaged at eighty murals per year with an unrecorded amount of projects to date. Artwork was created for both businesses and for private homes, with the biggest clients being Emperors Palace Casino
Johannesburg, Prima toys south africa, twenty eight showrooms in thirty days
Qatar, Villaggio Mall: 28000 sqr/m ceiling cloud mural in Villaggio Mall, Qatar, contracted by Le Studio.
Dubai, Esfahan Restaurant, large canvas installation murals, contracted by Lateral Passage
Johannesburg, The International Pentecost Holiness Church (or IPHC) subcontracted to Stargazer Art
Dubai, four Pediatric Reception Areas for Ambulatory Healthcare Services 'SEHA' contracted by Lateral Passage
Johannesburg, Hamleys toy stores
Johannesburg, Emperors Palace murals, contracted by Akhataka Design
Johannesburg, Christian Family Church
Ireland, Edward J Valentines Bar
Johannesburge, Kidzania, subcontracted to Versus Paint
Czech Republic, The Dubliner, contracted by OL IRISH PUBS LIMITED
Ireland, Glen royal hotel subcontracted to Fran Halpin Art
Czech Republic, Dirty Nellys contracted by OL IRISH PUBS LIMITED
to mention but a few
Since 2004 Shane has been creating custom and comissioned paintings for casinos, resorts, businesses, private homes and many exhibitions.
Peermont Group - Emperors Palace, Johannesburg
Peermont Group - Grand Palm, Gaborone, Botswana
In 2007 Shane introduced custom airbrushing to his business, aiming at the automotive industry.
Two covers on Speed & Sound Magazine
Twelve written articles in Speed & Sound Magazine
Airbrushing awards won: multiple awards across South Africa and two awards in Ireland.
Joker Car commissioned by Big Boss Auto - over twenty awards won for airbrushing, Speed & Sound Magazine cover and multiple articles and was featured on Pimp My Ride South Africa
Lord of the Rings carbon fiber car commissioned by Duppie Du Plessis - two awards for airbrushing and an article in speed & sound Magazine and was featured on Pimp My Ride South Africa
Sea of Souls 350z commissioned by Duppie Du Plessis - three awards for airbrushing, a Speed & Sound Cover and article, and was featured on Pimp My Ride South Africa
Fat Bastard commissioned by James Law - won peoples choice award and international bike awards Pretoria South Africa
Eric the Viking - won peoples choice award at the Carole Nash motorcycle show, in Dublin Ireland
In 2006 Shane performed his first speed painting show, A portrait of Nelson Mandela that was produced live for an audience of 350 people in under five minutes.
2009 joined forces with Graham Hide of Stargazer Art and developed a unique set of performances utalizing multiple canvasses. Since that day Shane and Graham have performed in 18 countries, for hundreds of companies and hundreds of thousands of guests including members of Parliament and Royalty.
South Africa's Got Talent 2015
Internationally televised Bricsa convention
AFOCH 18th open sports festival in Dubai
To mention but a few
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