About Shane Swann

Shane Swann- self portrait

Shane Swann is a practicing artist, illustrator, and picture framer who lives just outside Cambridge.

I have been making art for most of my life, my work has constantly evolved over the years, enabling me to experiment with a variety of media and subject matter. In 2011 I began drawing local wildlife and farm animals, developing my trademark style (I use pen, pencil, and acrylic paint to create intricate illustrations). However a few years later, when researching information for a drawing of the extinct British wolf, I came across a long list of other UK animals which had be eradicated due to human activity. This inspired the beginning of an ongoing, continuously evolving series of art, that focuses on the impact we as human beings have on the natural world. I feel highlighting and promoting awareness about these issues is important, and creating art is an effective way to connect with people.

I have always loved art! I studied it throughout school and then at university, where I earned a BA hons degree in Fine Art.

I’m also a Fine Art Trade Guild Commended Framer, and take great pleasure in being able to frame all of my work myself.

– Shane Swann, 2013-2017