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Work Samples


Kifwebe 60"x40" Acrylic 2019


72"x48" Mixed Media 2022

Where There's Smoke

30"x20" Mixed Media 2022


30"x20" Mixed Media 2022


About Ernest

Baltimore City - Station North A&E District

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“An artist is a sort of emotional or spiritual historian. His role is to make you realize the doom and glory of knowing who you are and what you are.”  -James Baldwin The journey to self-discovery lasts a lifetime. That journey is the cornerstone of Ernest Shaw’s artistic and  educational practice. Ernest was born in 1969 in Baltimore, Maryland during the Black Arts and Black Power movements. These movements have had and continue to have a lasting impact on his life and work. As a... more

The Portrait

"Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter." - Oscar Wilde


“Learning to draw is really a matter of learning to see – to see correctly – and that means a good deal more than merely looking with the eye.”Kimon Nicolaides


“Don’t have much to say that wouldn’t look better on a wall.” - BiP

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Ernest's Curated Collection

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