Born 1971 in Pennsylvania, USA, Shawn Falchetti earned his B.S Mechanical Engineering with a minor in fine art in 1998. Initially an oil painter, he discovered colored pencils in 1999 and began working with Prismacolor pencils on Stonehenge paper. In 2004, he joined the Colored Pencil Society of America. His work transitioned to sanded supports in 2005, and he began drawing on toned Artspectrum Colourfix paper and Ampersand Pastelbord. The finely speckled surfaces of the papers creates a distinct, soft look to his finished pieces, and, combined with his focus on lighting and color, helps to evoke dreamy, ethereal scenes. Shawn’s works have appeared in CPSA Explore This!, the CPSA Annual International Exhibitions, North Light Books Strokes of Genius series, Colored Pencil Magazine, Drawing Magazine and the Artist’s Magazine.
Shawn is a Signature Member of The Colored Pencil Society of America, and lives in Pennsylvania, USA.