I began painting in the mid-1970's as a high school student. Since that time, I have been working to perfect my own style of pastel painting. In 2011, I began experimenting with mixed media painting and the result is my "A Splash of Color" collection of rainbow paintings. A few years later, I added photography to my list of media.
Whether painting in pastel or exploring mixed media and photography, art is a journey. I invite you to join me on this journey as you visit my website.
B I R D S: Flights of Fancy
W H Y G O L E M A R T
The word “golem,” originates in the Bible, meaning an “unformed substance.” The more popular representation of the golem is in stories about a pre-Frankensteinian creature, mystically brought to life by combining the four elements: fire, water, air and earth. With that in mind, I decided to name my website GOLEM ART because pastels, like the golem, are also created through a combination of basic elements: powdered pigment, water and a binding agent. Each piece of art is unformed until it is brought into existence by the artist.
A N I M A L S: Real and Imagined
A R T I S T S T A T E M E N T
As a portrait and wildlife artist and as a photographer, I have been given the rare opportunity to look closely at the essence of the world around us. My paintings and photographs are an attempt to capture a moment in the life of my subject whether it is a person, an animal, a bird or even an inanimate object. One can capture this moment when looking closely. The medium may be different, but the view is the same.
P H O T O G R A P H Y: Through the Camera's Lens
Shandel's works are also available through Fine Art America.
on all paintings, Photographic Prints and Limited Edition Giclee Prints.