Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Shane Rickman

(Happy Narwhal by Shane Rickman.)
Sadly, my friend Shane Rickman was struck and killed by a train on Monday. In addition to being a kind and generous friend, Shane was a gifted and talented artist and a compassionate member of the local community. We are mourning a kind soul who will be truly missed.
"I paint to inspire, to wake the spirit from its slumber and to remind myself of the splendor and beauty of life."

You can view more of Shanes artwork here:http://www.shanerickman.com/index.htm

(Turtles Library by Shane Rickman.)

7 comments:

One Fly said...

That is really sad. I'm so sorry.

Anonymous said...

thks for posting examples of his work - too sad

richard said...

Shane was my uncle. Thanks for remembering him and showing his artwork. I already miss him.

Suzanne said...

i'm so sorry -- what gorgeous art he created

Demeur said...

A sad loss of an apparent compassionate man.

Matthew Mackie said...

he was my uncle and so much more there is no way to forget or replace loved ones take joy in every moment that you are surrounded by freinds and family

Anonymous said...

I am so sad to hear about Shane. I worked with him in the 90's in Kalamazoo. I have a copy of the blue and yellow turtle watercolor he gave me just as he completed it. I love that painting and will always remember him. He was a wonderful person.