Department of Art Alumni
ShawnaLee (Waterbury) Kwashnak '96
Portraits by ShawnaLee
ShawnaLee Kwashnak loves animals, a warm cup of coffee, and bringing joy to others by creating stunning portraits of pets and people in Pencils, Charcoals and Oils. Her 5 cats provide constant critique and companionship to ensure each portrait comes out great.
She supports Hidden Acres Therapeutic Riding Center, Whiskers, is a partner to the Danbury Animal Welfare Society and an active Volunteer Horse Patrol rider. Her art has been featured on Pound Posse Presents and Pet Talk TV programs and in magazines etc.
ShawnaLee has won numerous awards including winning Best in Show in Realism art, First place and Second place at the Bethlehem Fair and Honorable Mention at the Richter Association fall of 2016.
She is a board member of the CT Society of Portrait artists, and member of the Richter Association for the arts, Nutmeg collective etc.ShawnaLee is a mother of three, and leader of two active Girl Scout Troops in Middlebury Ct.