Chet Shinaman
Professional Artist

Chet Shinaman has painted successfully for over thirty years. The subjects of his oil paintings run the gamut of Landscapes to Nautical to Restaurant themes. He specializes in Florida and Northeast settings; each painting has a story to tell which he does by contrasting elements of subjects and style.

Originally trained at Rhode Island School of Design, Shinaman went on to study at Syracuse University and South Florida University, where he earned his Master of Arts degree. As a member of the Dunedin Fine Art Center and the National Association of Independent Artists and the Oil Painters of America, he continues to study.

Shinaman is an avid researcher of technique and the styles of other well-known artists including Richard Schmid, Charles Dickinson, Craig Nelson and the late Ken Auster. In addition he studies the masters of impressionism including Monet and Van Gogh. While living in the Washington DC area Shinaman would often visit the Monet floor of the National Gallery of Art.

As a world traveler, Shinaman was influenced, by not only the landscapes of the USA, but much of the architecture of Europe and the Middle East. These experiences seem to have made an impression on the artist’s use of color and texture. He uses the subtle differences in people and places to extend his pallet.

In his work, the dark turquoise of the Caribbean is contrasted with the rough cold purplish-grey of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor and the pastels of the Mediterranean in the South of France. His themes sometimes revolve around the rocky coast of Maine and Monterey and the coastal areas of South Florida.

“I can always see paintings in my surroundings. This way I don't have to wait for “inspiration,” said Shinaman. "Like Jack London, I believe that 'you can’t wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club.'” From his personal correspondence with the late John Updike about art and writing, John wrote to Shinaman, “Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better.”

Shinaman's work is widely collected, and his gallery representation is expanding though out the USA.





The Government House, St Augustine

Laural Falls 2

Smoky Mountain Fall Day

Bar Harbor at Dawn

St Augustine Horse & Carriage

Somesville Pond

Forgotten Shrimper

Crystal River Ruins

Charlotte Street

Southport Cove

Bar Harbor Lobster Boats

Bass Head Lighthouse

Monterey Rainbow

Picking Wild Flowers

St Augustine Bridge of Lions

The Government House, St Augustine

Winter Park Florida

Plein Air Cottage Artists

Boston Faneuil Hall Square Morning

Old Italian Grandmother with Cat

Still Life in Red

Longboat Key Restaurant

Indian Shores Restaurant

Barcelona Cafe

Mayport Shrimpers

Tarpon Springs Shrimpers

Country Road

Bar Harbor at Night

Cedar Key Homestead

Dixie Fish Camp

Bar Harbor at Dawn

Crystal River Ruins

Forgotten Shrimper

Southport Cove

Bar Harbor Lobster Boats

Bass Head Lighthouse

Monterey Rainbow

Tarpon Springs Shrimpers

Mayport Shrimpers

Boston Faneuil Hall Square Morning

Winter Park Florida

Plein Air Cottage Artists

Country Road

Dixie Fish Camp

Smoky Mountain Fall Day

St Augustine Horse & Carriage

Charlotte Street

Longboat Key Restaurant

Indian Shores Restaurant

Barcelona Cafe

Bar Harbor at Night

St Augustine Lighthouse

St Augustine Lighthouse

Cedar Key Homestead

The Nina and the Bridge of Lions

The Nina and the Bridge of Lions

The Wind<(1)>s Home

The Wind<(1)>s Home

The Boy in the Garden

Laurel Falls - Cascading Water

Laurel Falls 2

Napa Valley Swan

Napa Valley Swan

Silver Springs Raccoons

Paynes Prairie Whooping Cranes

Blue Heron 1

The Government House, St Augustine
Original Oil Painting: Oil on Board

Cityscape

This is an original work.
Height 12" x Width 16"
Year Produced: Unknown
Inventory ID CS_0046
Status: All Galleries

Price:
$1,800.00
   

Narrative:
The Government House on the square in St. Augustine, has stood through multiple changes of power. It was owned by the English, the Spanish, the French and finally the Americans. It sits next to its cobblestone streets as if nothing has changed.



Label
Add New Art | Remove Art

Hyder Gallery Center For Fine Art  |  Lake Mary Florida USA  |  Phone 1-407-878-7646  |  Member LOGOUT