Shayna Elizabeth Baecker was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. A graduate
of Punahou School, and Colorado State University, she taught photography
and art at many Hawaii schools including Iolani, Molokai High School,
and The Honolulu Academy of Art. Shayna moved to New York in 1989 and
soon after began her career in Ketubot
the ancient art of the illuminated wedding contract.
Inspired by artists Maxfield Parrish and Paul Jacolet, Shayna often
produces romantic images in her lithographs that speak of stories from
days gone by. Using acrylic paint and combining airbrushing with hand-painting,
she fills her compositions with the light and beauty that is Hawaii.
Shayna spends her time between New York and her
home in Kahaluu on the Windward side of Oahu.