Thursday October 1, 2015
Shaylen Amanda Broughton (SAB) is a native of Richmond, Virginia, whose work explores the depths of human awareness. She depicts it by delving deep into black bottom oceans; ascending curiously towards infinite stars; and ultimately discovering the divinity and infinity within it all. Particularly, she works to convey the relationships between emotional memory [in which we find significance], and the physical world [in which we find presence]. Through bold, colorful expression, she captures the spiritual experience that is eagerly evoked from sense of place.
Broughton received her B.F.A. in Interior Design, from The Savannah College of Art and Design, in the year 2011. She spent two years working as Hospitality Designer for a large, Richmond-based design firm. While working there, she still followed her bliss, continuing her hand at painted canvases. The simplicity of painting was a stark contrast to her career, as it contented her creative process while humbly revealing her talent to prospective buyers. In 2013, after finding an additional creative outlet, she co-founded CASACREATED, LLC (www.casacreated.com) with her husband, Chris Broughton. The company constructs thoughtful, artful and practical décor from salvaged materials and the studio is located in Richmond, Virginia.