Meet our Visiting Artists
Shelby grew up in Memphis, Tennessee where she found her admiration for the trade. Memphis' culture + deep appreciation for the arts encouraged her to explore her talent.
Shelby enjoys painting in acrylic + watercolor along with sketching in archival ink. The collection of art ranges from abstract to illustrations. Most involve plants or florals.
You can find her work on Society6, Etsy, or in local markets around Davenport, Iowa where she now resides.
Shawna is 44 year old mom to three now grown babies (24, 23, 20) who struggled to find her place after the birdies left the nest and after moving to the Quad Cities from Omaha five years ago.
After 23 years of working in advertising, first as a designer/illustrator and then as a traffic/production manager overseeing the art department, Shawna decided to really evaluate a time in her life where she was creatively happy. That time was when she worked as an illustrator/product designer for Oriental Trading Company designing kid crafts and scrapbooking supplies.
So, doing what some might consider drastic, Shawna quit her day job in August 2015 and has devoted myself to developing her string art and teaching people the retro craft with a modern twist. You can find her work on Etsy, her website (strungbyshawna.com), Crafted QC in downtown Davenport or area craft shows.