Studio Shappy is the coalescence of the many creative endeavours of visual artist, printmaker, designer, illustrator and art technician Carter Shappy. Studio Shappy is an independent, multifaceted producer of fine art objects, illustrations, branding content, and more. We use traditional printmaking and studio art equipment and processes to devise a breadth of art objects and digital content.
Studio Shappy offers a variety of limited edition prints, wearables, wares and more through our online shop. We also offer illustration, logo/mark design, art handling and art assistance services. For examples of past work, please check out our projects page. We welcome all commissions and potential collaborators. For more info, or to speak directly to Carter send us an email!
Since receiving his BFA from the Maine College of Art in Portland, ME, Shappy has established himself in the greater Maine community as a prolific, skillful and meticulous visual artist. He has collaborated and worked with numerous private and corporate clients on a variety of art and design projects, including Portland Museum of Art, Maine College of Art, T.D. Bank, Portland Public Library, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, Foam Brewers, Austin Street Brewery, RWS Art Studios, Norway Savings Bank, Greenhut Galleries, Space Gallery, Gulf of Maine ECOARTS and more. Shappy's work is frequently inspired by his interests in natural phenomena, flora and fauna, perception, psychedelia and everyday, mundane experiences. By embellishing and transforming mundane elements of our lives, he encourages a reevaluation of peripheral or commonplace things and experiences. Working in a variety of mediums, he is regularly drawn to intersections in printmaking, painting and sculpture.