Meet the artist: Shantelle R. Carey-Uhrmacher
Current Hometown: Minot
Where can we see your work?
My artworks can be seen on my website: https://shantellecarey.weebly.com or https://www.facebook.com/ShantelleRCArtist/, exhibitions at the Taube Museum of Art or 62 Doors, or even hanging in the office of Paul Siebert’s State Farm office on Broadway.
Do you have work for sale?
I have lots of works for sale on my website, and I also do commissions.
In what media do you work?
I typically work with acrylic paint, but most of my works would be considered mixed media art. I love to add natural elements such as bark, leaves and flowers.
How would you describe your style?
I would have to say that my style is somewhere between expressionism and pop art.
Who would you say have been influences on your work?
I find inspiration in the works of Van Gogh and Joseph Beuys. Van Gogh inspires me because of his expressionistic and abstract way of painting, and Beuys inspires me through his unique method of expression and his connection with natural objects, such as the hare. My husband is also a constant inspiration to me. He’s my biggest fan, and the model used in many of my paintings.
Are there particular themes you like to explore in your work?
I like to explore many themes such as religion and nature.
What do you most enjoy about the creative process?
My favorite part of the creative process is adding in the fine details with a tiny brush, but I also love the part or the process when someone sees my artwork and it excites them and prompts a conversation.
Tell us a little about yourself.
I am a painter and sculptor born in Springfield, MO. I currently work in Minot, and am about to complete a Bachelors of Arts in painting at Minot State University. I create paintings and sculptures inspired by the natural world. Exhibitions to date include: 62 Doors’ 3D Show, Cirque Nocturne One Night Show, Everything but the Kitchen Sink Show, Off the Page Show, the Minot State Annual Juried Student Art Show in 2015, 2016, and 2017. I have been published in the Minot State literary magazine The Coup in 2015 and 2016. I have experience group painting murals and experience working with large commissioned works. After attaining my degree, I hope to pursue a long-term career in painting. When I’m not painting, you can always find me at the animal shelter petting all the cats.