About Me


I am a mixed media artist living my dream of creating every day and my passion for art has been with me from childhood.  I have been teaching and painting for over 20 years in many different mediums but found my art soul mate in mixed media. Life is a journey and sometimes not an easy one, and that is what drives me to create a life and art that encourages, teaches, uplifts and loves. When you take a piece of my art home with you or complete your own masterpiece from one of my videos or in one of my workshops, my goal each and every time is for you to be inspired.

My favorite quote is by Maya Angelou: I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Oh, how true that is…. We all are longing to “feel” loved and to have a sense of belonging. I believe that no matter what our calling is, an artist, an accountant, an editor, a stay at home mom, a lawyer… whatever it is …. We need to make people feel better, loved, encouraged or they will never remember what we do, never take the time to listen, never share in the journey.

Can’t wait to see what’s next!!!

Shawn Petite – Artist, Encourager and Lover of People~~~~


7 thoughts on “About Me

  1. I’m a newbie as an artist (it’s been a desire of my heart forever, and I am now OLD, hee hee). I love what I have seen of your work and hope to see more of it. Thank you for allowing this “wannabe” artist to spend time with you on your journey. Take care and God bless you in all that you do. Carole Ann

    • Carole Anne,
      Thanks for your kind words and I am so glad that you are along for the journey! Age doesn’t matter! Doing what you love does! Have a great day… you are loved!

  2. Shawn-
    Thank you for the wonderful beeswax class at Crat Fusion yesterday. It was the first time I have ever done that type of class, and I enjoyed it immensely. Am planning projects in my head! You were very informative and helpful, and encouraged me to create an art piece I am in love with!!! Thank you again, and am looking forward to the next class.

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