Shawn ‘Painta’ Lindsay

(Lead Art Instructor )

Shawn Lindsay, also known as “Painta,” Is our lead instructor and first resident artist. Painta hails from Forestville, Md., live and works in Washington, DC. An energetic and enigmatic spirit, Shawn’s interest in art started from child hood as he drew inspirations from his daily life, cartoons and hip hop culture. Portrait painters such as John Singer Sarge, Henri Matise, Alice Neil and Jean-Michel Basquiat also serve as inspiration. Shawn attended the Visual and Performing Arts Program at Suitland High School and went on to study Fine Arts at the the Art Academy of Cincinnati.

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