Just the Beginning by Shana Levenson

13th Annual ARC Salon (2017-2018)

Shana Levenson

Just the Beginning

2016

71.12 x 66.04 cm | 28 x 26 in

Oil

  • Chairman's Choice Awards ($350 Cash Award)

This work is on loan from a private collection.

"Just the Beginning was the first piece I finished after receiving my Masters in Fine Arts from the Academy of Arts University in San Francisco. It’s a painting of my daughter whom is incredibly strong-minded. This is a self-portrait painted through my daughter since my children are so much a part of who I am and are a huge inspiration in my work. After my divorce, I felt knocked down and broken, but I pulled myself up and started working hard in my career as a full-time artist and single mom. This painting represents that strength and courage." – SHANA LEVENSON