Shaylen Broughton


Shaylen Broughton was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, which is also where she currently works and resides. She obtained her BFA from The Savannah College of Art and Design in 2011. Her artistic ambition, however, began long before college and is also her current livelihood: pulsating in the plethora of artwork on canvas. Formally taught by her Grandmother Grace, who was a professional portrait artist, Broughton went on to excel in the arts throughout grade school and beyond. A post-college career in hospitality design taught her business sense, enhanced her work ethic, and reiterated personal values which nudged her in another direction.


In March 2014, Broughton began her career as a visual artist. She has exhibited in several group and solo shows in the U.S., as well as in the U.K. and Australia. In addition to exhibiting her work, Broughton works with several nonprofits in Richmond, leading community art projects such as large scale interior murals and after-school art programs.


In recent works, Broughton has begun exploring new mediums, including the use of natural water sources to accomplish fluidity in her compositions. Her work is highly experimental and remains in a constant state of change.


Through abstract expression, Broughton's work explores the depths of human awareness. Particularly, she works to convey the relationship between emotional memory (in which we find significance), and the physical world {in which we find presence). Her goal is to create a connection between the invisible and visible worlds. In short, her art is simply the all-encompassing Mother Nature, emerging through her fingertips.




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