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Meet Wendy Shapiro of Shapiro Designs in South Boston

Today we’d like to introduce you to Wendy Shapiro.

Growing up in New England, Wendy began her studies at Danforth Museum of Art + continued creating artwork throughout her undergraduate career at Roger Williams University (BFA art, psychology + American studies). She has been drawn to color theory + experimenting with different techniques, ranging from watercolor, charcoal, pastel, acrylics, to photography. She more recently received a web + graphic design certification from the art institute of New England. Her popular monochromatic pieces are uniquely textured, giving them a landscape effect. Her works have been selected for hotel collections, fine art auctions, showrooms + gallery shows, as well as over a hundred private collections.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
The biggest challenges as an artist for Wendy has been focus + balance. So many ideas, proposals, galleries, jobs and shows are an endless sea. The journey of an artist is the unknown, trying new things and figuring out what works best is always a challenge. Through the years, her wants and needs have changed albeit her love for creating art has not. It’s getting that balance of life + art.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about shapirodesigns – what should we know?
shapirodesigns was always about a feeling and connection. Wendy’s latest textured acrylics are prime examples of sustainability in art. Her eco-friendly works are layers of horizons, clouds, soft sea storms. Being environmentally conscious has always been an important aspect of Wendy’s art. She continues this practice by using green guard gold certified (for low chemical emissions ul 2818) acrylic paint.

People have told her that they are instantly connected to the texture as a place in time. Through the years, her style is often recognized. If you have seen her work once it’s hard to forget but easily recognizable. Wendy strives to keep her aesthetic unique and fresh + sustainable.  

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
One of Wendy’s favorite stories is when she joined Fort Point Arts Community’s (FPAC) in 2006 where she took part in her first FPAC open studios event. This fabulous art collecting couple strolled into her space and fell in love with this one painting. She had actually done it for her new loft, but it ended up being her first sale. Wendy has since completed over twenty series of works, and that one sale really encouraged her to create more art.  Shout out to each and every one of her collectors who invested and all who appreciate her work!

Wendy is eternally grateful for all the support she has received from her family and friends.  Also, strong creatives that she has either worked with, has had a conversation or collaborated with, are a huge part of where she is today.

Contact Info:

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  • Phone: 949.280.6744
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  • Instagram: @shapirodesigns
  • Facebook: shapiro designs
  • Twitter: @shapirodesigns

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