Shawn Vandekerkhove is a local artist, born and raised in Sooke, B.C., who works in oils and acrylics to render landscape, wildlife and figure paintings inspired by the West Coast. Shawn is a self-taught artist, who enjoys the pursuit of realism in his work. The process of creating the illusion of reality in paint through the deconstruction and analysis of each individual subject is a fascinating process that constantly leads him down new and interesting avenues of creative expression. He also holds a M.Sc. in geology from the University of Toronto, and a B.Sc. in geology from the University of Victoria.
Shawn’s work has been shown and sold in Sooke establishments for years, and can currently be seen adorning the walls of Pure Elements Salon and Spa in Sooke. He has also enjoyed the experience of completing commissioned work for patrons.
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