Shea McCarthy

Shea McCarthy is an accomplished and passionate artist who utilizes her talents to create a variety of goods and services. She also loves to teach and inspire students to develop their talents and follow their dreams.

Shea is an art professor at State University at New York (SUNY) in Oswego, NY and a high school art teacher as well. She received a BFA concentrated in painting, and an MAT, Masters in Art Teaching degree from SUNY Oswego. On campus, she was involved in Residence Life and Housing, and worked creatively for Women’s Center, Title IX and The Oswegonian. Shea’s body of work consists of abstractions, primarily working in acrylics and watercolor. She has exhibited work across New York State, including the SUNY Global Center in Manhattan as a part of their Global Abstraction show. Shea was recognized by the Department of Art and Design at SUNY Oswego with the Kathy Budd Emerging Artist and Robert Sullins Studio Awards. She received an Al Bremmer award for three years within the SUNY Oswego Annual Juried Show. Her most recent work is a series of three mural-sized abstractions, funded by a Scholarly and Creative Activity Grant.

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 designed “Inchy” for a nationally released book vending machine. She also designed the “Love Better” logo for SUNY Oswego.

She has developed a number of art skills including face painting, personalized gifts, tattoo design, paintings, ornaments, etc. She started art lesson at age 6 and began face painting at age 11. She quickly became a saught-after event professional for the variety of skills and services she offered.  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.

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