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PHS student’s art displayed
PHS student’s art displayed


Penfield student Shane Gambrill has always had a knack for art, but now he’s taking his talent to the next level by having it shown as part of an ongoing student art show in Webster. His unique spray paintings are now on display at the artist of Dr. Stan Drabik, where work from local students who are patients at the office will be rotated each month.

How it’s done

Although he uses spray paint, his works of art are nothing like graffiti, Shane explained. Rather than spray onto a wall or hard surface, he paints on thick paper and layers the different colors to give a swirl effect along with clean lines.

He was first inspired to try this method during a trip to Mexico, where he saw a man spray paint in public.

“He was kneeling down and doing it on posterboard. I thought it was the coolest thing, so I stayed and watched him for hours.”

Shane sometimes uses bowls or cups as stencils.

Working with spray paint can be tricky, however, since it dries rather quickly.

“You have to work fast,” he said.

More about Shane
AGE 15
GRADE Sophomore at Penfield High School
FAMILY Parents, Pam and Jeff, and two older sisters
FOR INFO call (585) 872-4660.

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