The award winning work of Mark Shasha has been seen in publications for over thirty years. Today his ape Cod and Cape Ann Art paintings and prints can be found in collections around the world.
He is a 1983 graduate of Rhode Island School of Design where instructors included renowned artists Chris Van Allsburg and Seymour Sillman and more recently with Copley Masters, Joseph McCurl and Donald Demers.
Shasha began his career in art doing illustrations for Boston Phoenix, The Globe, Boston Magazine and others. Simon & Shuster published his first books including the classic Night of the Moonjellies.
Shasha’s paintings blends traditional realism with impressionism. His subjects are often familiar and drawn from the light and textures of the richly varied New England coastline where he lives and works.
His work has been seen in more than 50 exhibitions including solo shows at the New London Maritime Museum, Lyman Allyn Museum of Art and the Winfisky Gallery at Salem State University.
Shasha is a member of the North Shore Arts Association, Lyme Art Association, and the Copley Society. He lives in Swampscott, Massachusetts.
Shasha’s awards include Guild of Boston Artists silver medal, Antonio Cirino Award for Excellence, Marion Vannett Ridgeway Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature, and Shining Star Award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Education of Young People’ given by the Children’s Museum of Southern Connecticut.