Mediums & Skills

Traditional linseed-based oils, alkyd-based oils, poly and mono acrylic urethanes, water-based acrylics, watercolor, gouache, charcoal, pen & ink, graphite, airbrush, gold & silver leaf gilding, glass carving & etching, glue-chipping, wood carving, sandblasting, hand-lettering, calligraphy. Certified Life Coach, Certified Master Firewalking Instructor and Firewalking Seminar Facilitator, Certified Clinical Hypnotist, Certified NLP Practitioner. Certified Matrix Energetics Practitioner.

Professional Work Experience

1976-1991 

Founded and operated A-B-S Sign-Art in Fort Worth, Texas. As the head designer, Ted oversaw the design, production and installation of Commercial ‘Impressions’ for his quality-discriminating clientele. Ted’s client list includes numerous, high-profile clients such as the Texas Rangers Baseball Team, Putt-Putt Golf & Games, Marvel Comics, Kawasaki Motors, Channel 5 Television Studios, Kawasaki Motorcycles, AT&T, US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, Kenny Rodgers, The City of Fort Worth, The Texas County of Tarrant, Billy Bob’s Indoor Rodeo in Fort Worth Texas, ABC (American Broadcasting Company), NBC (National  Broadcasting Company), Oak Creek Homes & Palm Village Homes - both are Mobile Home Manufacturing Companies, various banks, local governments and others over a three-state area (Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas).

1992 - 2004 

Co-founder, sales manager and project manager of Shaw Roofing, Siding and Construction Corp. - a home improvements company serving the Houston, Texas metroplex.

2004 - 2005 

Sales Manager and trainer for Home Depot - managed sales teams of Home Depot Home Services departments for seven stores.

2005 - 2010 

Area Sales Manager and Trainer for Aflac Insurance Company.

2007 - 2016

Co-founder, CEO of three real estate investment and management service companies, Watertight Property Management LLC, Unlimited Growth Investments LLC and Shaw Investments.

2008 - Present

Co-Founder, keynote speaker, facilitator and Certified Master Firewalking Instructor for Boundless Achievements Seminar Group.


Professional Fine & Commercial Artist since 1976.

Gallery Exhibitions

2016 Jomar Visions Gallery, Houston, Texas

2015 Spectra Galleries, NASA, Houston, Texas

2012 The Woodlands Art League Art Gallery, Woodlands, Texas

2011 The Woodlands Art League Art Gallery, Woodlands, Texas

2010 The Woodlands Art League Art Gallery , Woodlands, Texas

2010 Wind Water Gallery, The Heights of Houston, Texas

2010 Heights Modern Gallery, Greater Heights, Texas

2005 iRelax Art Gallery, Hot Springs, Ar.

2004 Eastman Art Gallery, Houston, Texas

1976 Eagle’s Nest Art Gallery, Kemah, Texas

Solo Exhibitions

2016 Sundance Yoga Studio, Friendswood, Texas

2012 Dallas Hypnosis Convention, Dallas, Texas

2011 Sundance Yoga Studio, Friendswood, Texas

2011 Dallas Hypnosis Convention, Dallas, Texas 

2010 LifePath Unlimited Convention, Cancun, Mexico

2009 Sundance Yoga Studio, Friendswood, Texas

2009 LifePath Unlimited Convention, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 

2008 Sundance Yoga Studio, Friendswood, Texas

2007 Texas Renaissance Festival, Plantersville, Texas

2006 Crystal Odyssey, Clear Lake Shores, Texas

2006 CenterPoint Wellness Center, Houston, Texas

2006 Sundance Yoga Studio, Friendswood, Texas

2005 Spiritual Fitness Center, Dallas, Texas

2005 Eagle Heart Center, Friendswood, Texas

2005 CenterPointWellness Center, Houston, Texas 

2005 Crystal Odyssey, Clear Lake Shores, Texas

2005 Eagle Heart Center, Friendswood, Texas

2005 Sundance Yoga Studio, Friendswood, Texas 

2004 Eagle Heart Center, Friendswood, Texas

2004, CenterPoint, Houston, Texas

2004 Crystal Odyssey, Clear Lake Shores, Texas

2004 Natural School of Metaphysics, Dallas, Texas

2004 Hired Hands Day Spa, Friendswood, Texas

2004 Sundance Yoga Studio, Friendswood, Texas

Group Exhibitions

2016 Lake Chapala Society Arts and Crafts Exhibition, Ajijic, Mexico

2016 Art Society of Ajijic Exhibition, Ajijic, Mexico

2016 International Association of Bioethics World Congress of Bioethics held in Edinburgh, Scotland June 14-17.

2016 “The Global Bioethics of Genomics and Human Enhancement in the 21st Century” at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum and the European University of Rome on December 21, 2016.

2016 Bioethics Global Art, The Transformative Power of Art in Human Behavior, 

University of Texas  Institute for The Medical Humanities, Galveston Island, Texas

2015 Art Society of Ajijic Exhibition, Ajijic, Mexico

2013 Pearland Art League Corks & Canvas Art Show “Wild at Heart”, Pearland Natatorium, Pearland, Texas

2011 TEDx Event held in Lone Star College, The Woodlands, Texas

2010 Houston Art Crawl, Houston, Texas

2009 Blossom Street Gallery, Houston, Texas

2007 BayFest Art Fair, Seabrook, Texas

2005 Gallery Walk, Hot Springs, Arkansas

2005 Whole Life Expo, Houston, Texas

2004 Eastman Art Gallery, Houston, Texas

2005 League City Art Fair, League City, Texas

2005 Galveston Art Walk, Galveston, Texas

2004 White Linen Nights Art Walk, Heights, Texas 

2004 Body, Mind And Soul Expo, Austin, Texas

2004 Body, Mind And Soul Expo, Dallas, Texas

2003 Body, Mind And Soul Expo, Houston, Texas

1968-1976 Various art shows in Pasadena,  Galveston and Houston, Texas

Collections

2011 University of Houston Clear Lake, Pearland campus Founders’ Collection permanent exhibit.

Private, commissioned collections in North America, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Scotland, U.K., Japan, 

China, Portugal, Taiwan and Australia.

Other Experience 

Master Sign Writer & Calligrapher, Certified Master Firewalking Instructor, Certified Clinical Hypnotist, Certified Business and Life Coach

Education

South Houston High School, Pasadena, Texas

      - Placed second in and state-wide school art contest. 

      - First student to be allowed to take two art courses during their senior year.

Famous Artist Correspondence School 

San Jacinto Jr. College, Pasadena, Texas- Fine Art & Commercial Art 

Understudied with numerous artists between 1968 to 1976

                                                             “UNIVERSALISM”

“Art that relies on a collaboration of energies in which the artist is like the conductor of a symphony and the colors and symbols are the instruments bent and blown, smashed and distorted, dissolved and reformed into a picture plane that becomes a slice of the universe.”

The work relies on outside energies, and the outside energies rely on the artists’ trust. 

The artist creates a space in which the viewer is allowed to view pure energy. 

Geometric abstraction of the picture plane is enhanced by hanging the pieces ninety degree off-normal. This, so-called, ‘diamond shape’ further removes the viewer from limiting paradigms that would lead to labels. The push and pull of the work comes from the abstract quality that is uncomfortable to people who are programmed to receive visual information in a certain way. Unlike previous abstract aesthetic, the work is actually an ideal representation with all the detail and intricacies of the ‘real’ it is just codified in the truest language of pure unconscious mind. 

Utopia is what you strive for, not a reality of life. De Stile painting was a substitute to experience harmony. In much the same way, Universalism gives the viewer a glimpse ‘behind the curtain of reality’ and in so doing can have a profound affect on the viewer.”

about ME

Ted Shaw

- Intuitive Artist

- Life Coach

~ For the Art of Your Life ~