shawn wilken

one of the shows just painting away

The part I love best when I am painting and creating is when I’m in my zone.


My creation zone,

is an escape from life and its many issues; the bills, the drama, the seeming destruction of humanity, the he said, she said, they said, you’re wrong, you’re right, you’re dumb.

I get to escape from all the negativity that seems to ooze from social media and the atmospheres around us. So I create my own heaven, my own escape, my little piece of emptiness, to be totally in the now.

You can say when I am in the zone as I call it, meditating, breathing with the planet. When I find my place, I will often not even remember consciously painting. It’s like something or someone else is driving me to paint and create.

Sometimes I’ll look at my work and just tilt my head. I know I painted it, but it’s like I didn’t.