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Michael Shapcott  Plainville, CT

Graphite, acrylic, oil on Canvas
'The Girl and the Owl'
Graphite, acrylic, oil on Canvas

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About Michael

Michael Shapcott was born on June 6, 1982 and grew up in Hartford, Connecticut. He studied Illustration for two years before switching to Fine Arts for the remainder of his studies at Paier College of Art in Hamden. Still in Connecticut, he has made a name for himself as a portrait painter.

Shapcott also produces videos documenting his process. He starts with highly detailed graphite drawing and then covers it bold washes of oil and acrylic. Being self-taught by experimentation also bolstered his confidence, says Shapcott, who credits his basic technique to his BFA studies but found he had to break away from these traditional methods to find a unique voice and style—one he continues to develops today.

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10 of 88 reactions displayed

"Do you have a website where you sell your paintings?"

"That top one looks eerily like me!great work too."

"HeHe! Its colorful!"

"I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this artwork! So breathtaking."

"Absolutely gorgeous!! I love your technique. Awesome!! ???"

"very nice work. it is very realistic yet unreal at the same time. the colors are also beautiful."

"I am speechless. Amazing"


"Young Winston Churchill suffers sexual identity crises -- made for PBS historical drama miniseries."

"playful color is cool to add to your piece to show that she ids amazing"

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