Original Paintings, Pottery and Graphic Prints.

Shawn Cornell is a plein air painter by the strictest terms. Simply defined – all paintings are completed 100% on location – there is absolutely no indoor touch up. He does this for the vast challenges of painting from firsthand outdoor observation and to fully honor the historical tradition of painting directly from life. Why complete the painting entirely on location? “It’s a personal challenge,” Shawn says, “I simply want to see if I can.”

Shawn has appreciated and collected pottery for decades. Several years ago, his wife enrolled them in a pottery class where he was given the opportunity to experience first hand, working in clay. He states, “I’m a dedicated, full time plein air painter, but after throwing my first small vase I was captivated by the enjoyment, the endless possibilities of clay, and the satisfaction of creating pottery.”

Before he became a full time fine artist, Shawn was a graphic illustrator for 20 years. One of the tools he used to produce his images during that time was Adobe Illustrator, a vector based program. After a six-year absence from its use he was giving an opportunity that revived his interest in its abilities and innovations. Vector based, limited edition prints are what followed that rediscovery.

Show Runs Through March 30th

Past dates

Download schedule


  • Starting Tuesday, February 26th, 2019, repeated every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until Saturday, March 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm


Norton's Fine Art and Framing

2025 S. Big Bend Blvd.
St. Louis, 63117

Norton’s Fine Art & Framing has been owned and operated by the same service-oriented family since 1949. In the 1940’s Ruth Norton was an interior decorator, and her husband, Cecil, an architect/engineer with Norton Company Designers. In 1949 they creat