Shea McCarthy is an accomplished artist who utilizes her talents to create a variety of goods and services. She began private art lessons at age 6 and has worked daily on crafting her style and developing her talents ever since. Her hard work ethic along with her entrepreneurial spirit have led to her work on a number of different projects.
An art major at SUNY Oswego, Shea was the only in-coming freshman in her grade accepted directly into the art program. She will graduate in 2021 with a BFA in Studio Art. She then plans to complete a Master’s Degree in K-12 education. Shea is the first undergraduate student of SUNY Oswego to have her painting chosen for display in the SUNY Global Center in New York City as a part of the year-long “Global Abstraction” exhibition in 2020. Shea has been awarded the Kathy Budd Emerging Artist Award, the Robert Sullins Studio Award, and the Al Bremmer Award by the SUNY Oswego Art Department. For the 2018-2019 school year, Shea was the Creative Director of The Oswegonian, the student-run newspaper of SUNY Oswego. She enjoys creating in oil paint, watercolor, and ink.
In 2017, Shea had one of her paintings chosen and displayed at the Albright Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY. Her painting was chosen from hundreds of submissions from students across New York and southern Ontario. She also has had a painting chosen for an art gallery showing in Schondorf, Germany.
She has developed a number of art skills including face painting, personalized gifts, tattoo design, paintings, ornaments, etc. She began face painting at age 11 and quickly became a saught-after event professional. She is hired to do face painting for family events for companies and for public and private events as well. She has also sells numerous paintings, ornaments and personalized gifts at a variety of art shows and directly to clients as well.
Please feel free to contact Shea’s manager if you are interested in any of her services listed.
Talented Event Professionals
“From the portfolio, it looks like Shea has a lot of talent, drive and creativity. I especially love the abstracted bicycle drawing, the hatched drawing of a figure with earrings that looks like it may have come from a notebook, and the heart with writing in it. All of those show attention to detail and a creative mindset not just to do what is expected. Shea clearly has an approach, favorite materials and ways of working. But it also looks like she is interested in pushing herself to try new things, experiment. Thoughtful and playful risk taking with an attitude of hard work and growth bodes well for her ability to succeed as an art student.”
Drawing Department Chair
Cleveland Institute of Art
Large Outdoor Festival
“We just wanted to thank Shea again for doing the face painting for the kids at this year’s Wanat Palooza. She was a HUGE hit. All the kids loved it and asked if she was coming back next year. Shea is so talented and we are so pleased that she shared that talent with us at Wanat Palooza. We look forward to having her again next year.”
Thank you again,
Katie Kaleta & Kevin Kelleher
Wanat Palooza Planning Committee
Lancaster Regional Players Fundraiser
“Shea thank you so much for doing such a fabulous job at our Basket Raffle on April 28! You were definitely a hit!”
Eileen Stevic – Event Coordinator