Kevin Kramer

Kevin specializes in traditional artwork, graphic design and video. He is the author of “How to Create Stunning Realistic Portraits.” and creator of “Shading Masters” drawing course. At around five or six years old he was bitten by the drawing bug and it never let him rest.

His work has been featured in Artist Magazine, Strokes of Genius 3: The best of drawing, galleries throughout the South and the web and is the creator of He currently lives in Austin,TX and when he is not contributing designs and illustrations to local design firms and bands around town he is feverishly learning and practicing new techniques and sorting thru vintage stores for lighting and other furniture.




Shawn Gillespie

Shawn is a celebrated muralist with over 13 years of experience. His work can be viewed all over Louisiana and Texas and has been featured in many notable publications including the Chronicle, the Daily Texan, Shreveport Times and Southern Living Magazine. His work has also been featured on KVUE news and has served as the backdrop for movies and political speeches.

His clients range from private homeowners to large corporations such as Coca-Cola, and Clear Channel Radio, but his most famous murals can be found adorning the walls of locally owned restaurants such as Strawn’s Eat Shop, Counter Culture, and Hickory Street Bar and Grill in Shreveport and Austin. On his free time, he writes, illustrates, and paints. He lives in Austin Texas with three fish and a paintbrush.




ARTiculate is an art podcast for budding and career artists created by Kevin Kramer and Shawn Gillespie. The guys tackle everything art. From history to how-tos, concepts, theories and business learn what it takes to get started in and succeed in the art world. Episodes air every Wednesday at 3:00pm CST.

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