POP : GRAFFITI : REALISM
Did Shen ever get arrested for graffiti?
Shen sought out the very best artists that she could find to help develop her skills further, traveling across the country to work with them at times. She swept their studio floors in exchange for teaching her about art. She would also study various artists through books and museum visits until she had absorbed each particular style and period, then would move on to the next. She also loved to teach as her career and commission query permitted.
Early in the millennium, Shen embarked on a series of whimsical, yet sophisticated paintings she affectionately calls JodiStyle, as Jodi was her given name. These paintings express her faith in God and love of childhood and were also her first strong effort in working with oils and painting with brushes.
Now, Shen mixes media in many different ways, using the best techniques and media to express her heart’s desire for each piece. She loves to experiment, learn new methods, and looks constantly for, to quote painting hero Bob Ross, Happy Accidents!