44 Oleander Dr.
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
Shana Grugan is known for paintings that focus on color and continuity of movement. Her most recent work blends abstraction of figures that become swooping bodies that loom large in the composition. Working in acrylics, she explores the theme of spirituality on both canvas and paper. This theme has been present in her work since college, though changing in style. Born in Greenville, SC, Shana spent most of her childhood in Morrow, GA. She received a BFA in Drawing and Painting from the University of Georgia. Graduate school took her back to her home state where she received an MAT in Art Education from the University of South Carolina. She spent several years teaching art in grades K-12, in both North and South Carolina public schools, as well as instructing students through a private studio. Her career in Art Education meant taking a break from painting, while creatively engaging in teaching studio art and concepts to mainly low-income students in schools in the Carolinas. Currently, Shana paints in a studio full time and is grateful for the opportunity to get back to her passion of painting. She lives with her husband, daughter, and son in Pawelys Island, SC.