Robertson continued to draw throughout his school years, becoming very proficient in graphite and color pencil work in his teen years. Mystical images of beautiful maidens on horseback, in misty lands matured into desert scenes. But, like so many things about life, in his early twenties the need to earn a living took precedence, and he set his artistic passion aside. He sold and gave away all of his tools, supplies, drawings and paintings, and set out to explore what seemed at the time, grander and more important things.
Robertson spent a few years fishing in the Barring Sea of Alaska. Of this, he says it was the hardest job he’s ever had. “One winter night, we were wakened just a short time into our already limited sleep, to dress quickly and get up on deck! The vessel was listing because waves had built up a thick layer of ice on one side of the boat; up over the rails, and onto the deck. We had to take bars and bats and anything we could get our hands on to bust up the ice and get it off the boat!” While he is glad that he experienced this dangerous job, it’s not one he says he would do again! “But,” he adds, “It does give a greater appreciation for that piece of fish you are served at a restaurant, or buy at the store!”
His most recent career years were in the property management industry, working with one of the largest management companies in the country. He has had the opportunity to live in some luxurious urban buildings, sometimes living alongside local celebrities such as Russell Wilson.
Recently married to his wife Jeneen, and living on picturesque Lake Rosiger, Robertson’s childhood passion for painting began to reemerge about a year ago, as his form of relaxation and meditation amid his hectic work responsibilities. Then when his career in property maintenance came to an end a few months ago, he sat back and thought about what he really wanted to do with his life, and recognized that his passion for art helps him feel grounded and had become an almost daily necessity.
|A beautiful example of Shane Robertson's Signature "Kalli Style" painting.|
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