Michael Shapcott

Opal, acrylic-graphite-oil on illustration board, 8 x 10 in.

Tea Sketch No.4, carbon-acrylic, and ink on tea stained paper, 7 x 8.5 in.

Kaya, graphite-acrylic-oil on illustration board, 11 x 14 in.

The Girl and the Owl, graphite-acrylic, and oil on canvas, 24 x 30 in.

Raccoon sketch, graphite on paper, 14 x 20 in.

 Jane,  acrylic and graphite on canvas, 16 x 20 in.


Artist Bio

Michael Shapcott (born June 6, 1982 in Hartford, Connecticut) is a Central Connecticut-based painter, known for his daring color palette and emotionally charged portraits. His work deals with highly detailed graphite underdrawings which he then paints with colorful washes in oil and acrylic paints. In addition to painting, Shapcott creates art videos that track the process of painting a painting and show his unique style of working.

Shapcott studied illustration for two years before switching to fine arts for the remainder of his studies at Paier College of Art in Hamden, Connecticut, graduating in 2007 with a diploma in Fine Arts. He credits his education for basic technical experience but feels that only in breaking some of the traditional methods he was taught and experimenting on his own did he develop the confidence, unique voice and style he continues to expand upon today.

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6 responses to “Michael Shapcott”

  1. KC says:

    Loved Opal and Kaya: drenched in colors!

  2. ms.tootsiepop says:

    these are so beautiful, you have no idea how much i want to draw your paintings

  3. lovely illustrations I must say

  4. Absolutely beautiful portraits!

  5. olivia says:

    love the art. You inspired me to paint, draw and colour and to get me interested in art

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