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Arena Shawn was a science major and obtained a Ph.D. in Physics in 2008 from Purdue University. However, alongside science she has always had a passion for art. After coming to United States for graduate school, Arena took the opportunity to attend many art classes provided by the university, and attended painting workshops around the country with nationally-renowned instructors. Eventually, her calling to art has led her to leave her technical job as an Application Scientist in a scientific instrument company in Silicon Valley. She is currently studying classical drawing and painting methods following the 19th-century French academic lineage in the Golden Gate Atelier in San Francisco. Arena is a member of the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society (SCVWS) and the California Watercolor Association (CWA). More of her work can be viewed and purchased at her online gallery, http://www.dailypaintworks.com/Artists/arena-shawn-2464. She also…

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  • Joined July 12, 2012

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Arena Shawn was a science major and obtained a Ph.D. in Physics in 2008 from Purdue University. However, alongside science she has always had a passion for art. After coming to United States for graduate school, Arena took the opportunity to attend many art classes provided by the university, and attended painting workshops around the country with nationally-renowned instructors. Eventually, her calling to art has led her to leave her technical job as an Application Scientist in a scientific instrument company in Silicon Valley. She is currently studying classical drawing and painting methods following the 19th-century French academic lineage in the Golden Gate Atelier in San Francisco. Arena is a member of the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society (SCVWS) and the California Watercolor Association (CWA). More of her work can be viewed and purchased at her online gallery, http://www.dailypaintworks.com/Artists/arena-shawn-2464. She also discusses her new works and painting process in her blog, http://arenashawn.blogspot.com.

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