Shane Irwin


Welcome...I hope you find something of interest or to inspire here.

Sometimes it’s nice to know something about the artist and so here is a little bit about me...

I was born on the Isle of Wight, a beautiful place to grow up and fall in love with the sea. My wonder and love of art began when first confronted with Dali’s ‘Persistence of Memory’, when a teacher, Mr Brown, held me upside down to explain the word inverted, when I came across small snails with vivid coloured spirals on their shells and when my first Art teacher allowed me to explore abstraction with abandon. The order of things irrelevant.

Although Art is my first love I have spent much of the past ... years focused on theatre, drama and teaching, this became my art.  I have been a street performer, mime artist and clown, dancer, director; I have acted in major and minor roles, formed two theatre companies, written and performed in sign language, directed visually impaired and blind actors, worked with internationally acclaimed companies and artists, published academically, worked in Papua New Guinea in the International Development sector and generally experienced the richness that is art/life in motion.

Exhibitions: Isle of Wight 1986, France, Germany & Italy 1988, Brighton 2010.

So much of my work has only come to fruition through the love and support of my family and friends without whom I have no idea where I would be.

I now reside in Chislehurst working in a Primary School supporting children to access their education. I paint whenever I can.

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