CBS Article

My work was mentioned in a CBS article written by Kristina Ruiz-Healy.

“This abstract figurative painter, influenced by the Bay Area figurative
movement and German expressionism, offers magnetizing pieces presenting
the opportunity for personal psychological experience. This is a gift
for the person on your list who enjoys art history and has an emotional
connection to art. Prices range from $95 to $2,000. Shilo can be reached
by phone or e-mail. View samples of her work by visiting her website.”

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Face Figure Identity Publication Is Here

Face Figure Identity Cover
Face Figure Identity Cover

The wait is finally over the book, Face Figure Identity is now complete! It’s the newest addition to the Sprocketbox art book catalogs with full-color images and works from 22 groundbreaking emerging. This book is a survey of twenty-two contemporary artists who paint humanity in a new light. The work validates the human being as a continually worthy subject for artistic study. All paintings presented in this publication were created within the past three. I am really grateful to have my work be part of this compilation.

A preview of the book can be seen here:Face Figure Identity Preview

Face Figure Identity is 8×10 inch full color paperback display book of 124 pages. To order a copy click on the following link:
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In the Studio


Shilo Ratner 24inx18in Abstract
Shilo Ratner 24inx18in Abstract

The work I create generally incorporates a figure. This 24”x18” painting is one of a few abstract paintings I am working on to help reenergize my painting process so that I can better concentrate on my figurative work.

Heart Complete


I ran into a bit of a road block last week doing the last coating on the heart. I followed the suggested use by the manufacturer using a roller. However, the roller I used shed on the heart. As soon as I noticed I switched to the brush however half the heart has some roller particles which are noticeable. Initially, this caused an array of emotions which included aggravation as well as deep disappointment. However, now after regrouping this was quite the learning experience on so many levels. The heart still looks great and I am happy with how it turned out.