“Tropical Funk” Painter John Shevlin
Gulfport artist John Shevlin Jr. has dubbed his signature style “Tropical Funk,” with its bold colors, strong graphics and a simplistic or tribal style with subject matter inspired by Florida and South Beach scenes.
A sense of humor is a strong element in much of his work, including “funky” fish, flamingos, crustaceans and penguin “snowbirds” complete with sunglasses. Palms and hibiscus blossoms are frequent subjects of his “pop art” stylings. His fondness for martinis shows up in many humorous small paintings. He uses acrylics, often mixed with metallics, creating a unique texture and feel.
In addition to his traditional paintings, John now offers some new works that are treated and suitable for display in outdoor settings. His work has been collected internationally, and has recently been adopted by a Caribbean resort for décor in guest rooms, as well as the offices and public areas of a corporate headquarters. He won an award for oil and acrylic paintings at the 2011 Space Coast Art Show.
Shevlin paintings have become a ubiquitous feature in hundreds of local homes. He has displayed and sold work at Domain for several years.
Click HERE to enjoy a photo gallery of some of John Shevlin’s “Tropical Funk” paintings.