Wildlife Sculptures by Shawn McAvoy

About Artist



The realistic approach that Shawn McAvoy reflects in his sculptures is a testament to his respect for the natural world. His attention to every detail is precise, depicting his subjects in an exceptional fashion, capturing extreme realism from every angle. Spending time in the Adirondacks Shawn developed esteem for nature. Since he was a young man, he had an opportunity to observe the wildlife of the North Country while staying at the family cabin in Indian Lake and hiking through the forest. This seemed to spark Shawn’s own imagination. Shawn sketched the animals he saw in the woods, and as an adult he experimented with different mediums until he found his niche—sculpting in his own unique style.




Since he began sculpting wildlife in 1996, Shawn's work has been well received. The attention to detail and his ability to capture numerous species with accuracy has earned him the respect of his peers, such as the late world-renowned equine sculptor Marlyn Newmark, V.P. and Juror of the "Society of Animal Artists". Upon viewing Shawn's sculpture "Majestic Vision" in an art show they did together in 2012 with their art group "Seven and Seven", she simply said, "The Best".   Shawn's "Right Whale Breaching" piece has been included in a televised special "The Secret Life of Georgia's Whales" produced by Atlanta based WSB-TV. His work is sought after by wildlife art collectors across the nation. His sculptures have been exhibited in the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain, New York and in galleries throughout the country including Kalispell, Montana; Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts; Lenox, Massachusetts; Darien, Connecticut; Bolton Landing, New York; Queensbury, New York; Orient, New York; Manchester, Vermont; and Key West, Florida. The drama depicted in his sculptures makes them come alive, as if freezing for a moment in time.

























In 2019 Shawn honored by receiving a Proclamation from Suffolk County Legislator Susan A. Berland bestowing

praise and admiration to him for his accomplishments in creating wildlife art over the past twenty plus years.

In 2012 the Lake George Steamboat Company purchased Shawn's bronze bald eagle piece "Majestic Vision" and had it placed on an anchor which serves as the company"s Historical Marker in front of their building on Beach Road in Lake George, New York. 

Shawn's work in addition to being purchased by many collectors has also found their homes in various companies headquarters such as JLS Automation. 



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                     "Against the Wind" peregrine                                                              JLS Photo with "Osprey Soaring" and students touring their facilities. 


JLS Wrote: Join us in welcoming our newest team member! The sleek Peregrine Falcon is known for its diving speed during flight, making it not only the world's fastest bird but the world's fastest animal.