Shawn D. Augustson is a multidisciplinary artist working in the areas of painting and photography. Having had no professional art training gives him the encouragement and freedom to simply create from his heart.
Shawn's exploration into the arts came after serving in combat with the US Army in Iraq from 2004-2006. Upon returning home from the war, he was diagnosed with PTSD, Anxiety and Major Depressive Disorder along with injuries to his back resulting in surgery. Art became therapy for him which he used as a way to express the obtrusive thoughts and emotions he was experiencing. He refers to this work as Post Traumatic Expression™.
Through painting Shawn has found a way to express himself and with his photography it has gotten him back out into society and increased his confidence in himself.