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Shane Smykla and an Amazing Trey Canvas Painting

Sometimes the youngest phans are well, noobs, sometimes they are cool, and sometimes they blow your mind. Shane Smykla from Ballston Spa is a 15 year old high school student and Phish fan. Completing this canvas print under the tutelage of Jeremy LebeDiker, his art teacher and fellow Phish fan (art from Jeremy coming soon).

Shane got into the Grateful Dead before he started listening to Phish. He fell in love with the band after watching Bittersweet Motel at a friends house after and Allman Brothers/Doobie Brothers show. So far Shane has only seen Phish once, on 8/16/09 at SPAC. (Great first show!) More shows are in the future for Shane this summer.

The painting measures 24″ x 36″ and is done ‘Acrylic Jazz style’ on canvas. He spent a month and a half completing the work. Shane is asking for $160 for this painting, or best offer. You can email him to work out a price for the painting. (

10% of the final sale price will benefit The Mockingbird Foundation.


5 Responses to “Shane Smykla and an Amazing Trey Canvas Painting”

  1. sharininthagroove says:

    VERY nice work, Shane!

  2. travis says:

    killer! keep it up, man!

  3. Steve says:

    nice job…

  4. GSW says:

    if I didn’t know any better, I’d say those were glow sticks wizzing by trey’s head? when will phans learn not to throw at the stage!?! :)

  5. shane smykla says:

    thanks for all the nice comments…now someone please buy it!!! lol

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