Shawn graduated Des Moines Area Community College first with a two year degree in Criminal Justice.  He always thought, growing up, that he wanted to be a police officer, but as college drew on, he quickly realized he was very disillusioned about the criminal justice system.  He graduated with his Associates and decided to do something totally radical: go to school to become an artist.  Even though his mom thought he was crazy, he pursued it.  Sold his 1971 Chevy Nova and paid his way through school once again.  Upon graduating, Shawn started practicing the airbrush.  He was assisting another friend run their business and it went on from there… As they say, “the rest is history!”