Imagine your favorite animals celebrated in vibrant colors and charming stories, often told with a familiar hint of humor and a soft finish. Award-winning Illustrator, Shawn Braley, is a master at creating intricate artwork that tugs at the heartstrings. His illustrations are infused with a cheerful narrative reflective of the light-hearted nature that can be found in everyday life.
Truly born an artist, his first published illustration happened at the age of 7. Since then Shawn’s work has been adored by many and has made numerous appearances in books, newspapers, magazines, and commercial projects nationally and internationally. His style has evolved over the years, creating a unique and contemporary composition of harmonic colors and meaningful details.
Walks in nature and a deep love for all animals are the biggest influence for the heartwarming scenes Shawn creates. He invites the viewer to step into a fun, relatable world of expressive characters and emotional matters. It’s clear that his inspiration comes from the heart and the tale of each artwork will leave you with a smile on your face.
With a focus on eco-friendly printing, Shawn is invested in local suppliers to use only high-quality and luxurious FSC certified paper that showcases his art. He creates the stories with pen, ink, and watercolor from his studio in Vermont. He was accepted for professional illustrator membership in the Society of Illustrators in NYC. Notable Society members have been N.C. Wyeth, Rube Goldberg, and Norman Rockwell, among many others.