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Born and Raised on the East Coast, Shawn Farley Black began her art training at the age of fourteen upon entering the High School of Art and Design in New York City. Later Shawn moved on to receive her BFA from Parsons School of Design. Once graduated, Shawn and her husband moved to Southern California, where they currently live.

Shawn's paintings are reminiscent of a by-gone era. Her work bears a strong resemblance to classical realism, a style born in Europe centuries ago. Shawn's work combines the best of the past with a hint of the future. Collectors of Shawn Farley Black are often struck by the uncommon level of artistic sophistication she demonstrates throughout her paintings.

Since 1983 Shawn has shown in galleries throughout Southern California and has produced numerous commissions in the states and abroad. Her works hang in permanent collections such as: The World Business Center, Tokyo; Hankyu International, Japan; and the Beverly Regent Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Shawn Farley Black is also internationally published under the pseudonym Shari White by Bentley House Fine Art Publisher, Walnut Creek, CA.

"I strive to achieve a precise, discreet style - paintings that are timeless"

Shawn Farley Black


Susan Street Fine Art, 1999 Solana Beach, CA
Mad River Post Fall Collection, 1998 Los Angeles, CA
Tirage Gallery, Our Favorite Things, 1995 La Cañada Flintridge, CA
A.D.R., Downtown Focus, 1995 Los Angeles, CA
Paragon Gallery, 1994 West Hollywood, CA

Harmon-Meek Gallery, 1992 Naples, FL
Ankrum Gallery, 1989 Los Angeles, CA
Ankrum Gallery, 1987 Los Angeles, CA
The Bowers Museum, Images 1987, Santa Ana, CA

World Business Center, Tokyo, Japan
Palm Hills Club, Okinawo, Japan
Columbia Pictures, Los Angeles, CA
Manuakea Bluffs, Maunakea, HI
Haikyu International, Japan
Koll Development, Los Angeles, CA
D'Castro, West, Chodorow & Burns, Los Angeles, CA

Stonebridge Holdings, Los Angeles, CA
MGM, Los Angeles, CA
Merrill & Associates, Honolulu, HI
Sheraton-Miramar, Santa Monica, CA
PYCSA Construction, Inc., Mexico City, Mexico
Joan Ankrum, Los Angeles, CA
Ellen Brout, San Francisco, CA

Delta Caravelle, Saigon, Vietnam
Dean Witter Reynalds, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
Pan Pacific Hotel, Yokohama, Japan
Beverly Regent Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA
Westin Bay Hotel, San Francisco, CA
Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA
Luxor Hotel, Las Vegas, CA
Hyatt Grand Victorian, Rising Sun, ID
Hyatt Regency, Waikiki, HI
Hyatt Regency, Irvine, CA
Hyatt Regency, Grand Cypress, Taipai
Nagoya Marriot Associats, Nagoya

Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, CA
Hyatt Regency, Kaui, HI
Hyatt Regency, Singapore
Hyatt Muscat, Saudi Arabia
Hyatt, Santa Clarita, CA
Park Hyatt, Chicago, IL
Grace Hills, Santa Barbara, CA
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV
Makati Quad, Manilla, Philippines
Ruth's Chris Restaurant, San Francisco, CA

Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, NV


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