Shawn Crookshank (Abingdon, Virginia),
Oil on canvas
(54" x 66"), 1992
Price on Request
Shawns prolific output of signature Jones paintings coincided with running the gallery and restaurant and an active party life. The chattering Jones figures can thus be seen as a reflection of Shawns frantic world. Jones also evokes the iconic Southern haint or ghost figure. In the view of D.R. Mullins, who worked with him at the Starving Artist, Shawn is haunted by many such demons.
- from notes by Len Davidson