I am Noelle Shaw an artist that combines contemporary elements and traditional methods to tell stories through paintings.
I paint in a style often referred to as medicine or legend painting. This type of painting is stylized and employs symbols and X-ray decoration to express information about the subjects in the story. X-ray decoration, may for example, adorn the inside of a bird (my birds are often women) to show her her character or emotions. It may indicate that she is strong and seasoned with much inner beauty, or may show she is conflicted, in mourning or even in love.
I have painted under the name Jhun (hummingbird) for several years. It is the signature you will see on most of my paintings. My children are the loves of my life. I also have my first grandbaby on the way. I have taught my children what I have learnd and look forward to…
- Joined August 12, 2009