Shaun
Downey


Works

Blue Gradient


4’’ x 4’’

Erin in White


12’’ x 12’’

Manhattan Hotel Room


24’’ x 24’’

Near the Shoreline


6’’ x 6’’

Night Call


60’’ x 60’’

Out of the Darkness


48’’ x 48’’

Red Phoenix


24’’ x 24’’

The Seeker


48’’ x 32’’

White Cabinet II


12’’ x 12’’

Window Watcher


24’’ x 24’’

A Moment of Rest


17 1/2’’ x 48’’

Bernadette


5’’ x 5’’

Dervla Classic


48’’ x 32’’

Grey Couch


23’’ x 48’’

Mirror In the Rose Room


18’’ x 18’’

Pink Flower


4’’ x 4’’

Red Flower


4’’ x 4’’

Within The Magnolias


11’’ x 12’’


Biography

Shaun Downey’s (b. Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, 1978) realist paintings frame the views beyond the periphery. His scenes—not quite portraits, not quite character studies—bring quiet to the chaos of our times while breathing new life into its colder corners. Downey’s tools extend well beyond the brush and palette: light, line and colour are the architectural supports for his primary medium, solitude. His subjects, alone but not lonely, seem to listen to and converse with the quiet around them. Wondering at the window, lingering at the mirror, gazing into the middle ground or yearning at a faraway horizon—these are the rare and elegant moments in which the spaces we’re in become precisely the spaces we need, honest vessels for self-reflection.

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