About Shawna

Get to know Shawna, The Empowered Painter

About Shawna

Learn more about The Empowered Painter & the inspiration behind the art.

Combining Art & Learning

Shawna St James creates art from a place of healing, empowerment, and self-expression. Her artwork helps spread her message; that…

Everyone is born creative.

Shawna enjoys empowering others with their own creative discoveries and experiences. She shares what she’s learned about creative thinking and art making through classes, workshops, books, and speaking.

“Abstract painting lets me start with an idea, follow my intuition, and let the piece develop as I visually express my emotions, state of mind and life experiences The canvas becomes the visual journal that I share with the viewer.” 

– Shawna

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Shawna’s Bio

Shawna St James is a creative coach, national selling artist, and author of “Be A Creative Badass: 52 Whole-Life Activities to Boost Your Creativity.”  Her mission is to help others discover their creative gifts, use their innate creativity to gain better self-awareness, and live their biggest and boldest lives. 

“I want to offer a place where my clients are inspired to experiment without fear, learn more about themselves, and use self-expression to improve their lives.” 

Shawna’s coaching packages, workshops, and classes include artful play, selfexploration activities, and the freedom to get messy in a fun and relaxing environment.   

Along with guiding her clients throughout the journey of discovering their unique creative gifts, Shawna explains the powerful science of creativity, and how it helps us become our most empowered and confident selves.  

As a painting instructor, Shawna has taught since 2010 and incorporates wellness and self-development into her teaching method by drawing from her BA in Psychology.  She also works with each clients’ personalities and learning style to stretch their “artistic comfort zone,” while helping them become a more confident and skilled painter. 

In regards to her art practice, Shawna enjoys several mediums including acrylics, alcohol inks and mixed media.  She carves out time to paint and create to keep herself inspired and energized.  Her style is characterized by vivid color, movement, texture, abstraction and sometimes whimsy.   

Shawna is a represented artist with an international art licensing agency and her works are in private collections throughout the US.  Along with curated exhibitions, Shawna’s work is displayed throughout Northwest Arkansas, at retail shops, hotels, restaurants, and professional offices. She welcomes commissions.

“As a new beginner to painting, Shawna empowered me to step out of my comfort zone and create something beautiful! I feel like I can do this on my own now!”

Brittnie Stanbery

 “Her positive energy and laugh relaxes you from the moment you enter the retreat. So, treat yourself!”

Beth Zocheg

“This workshop was so much fun, and Shawna was a great instructor. I learned a lot, and I enjoyed the creative experience. I highly recommend everyone treats themselves to any of Shawna’s workshops and classes.”

Nancy Kay

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