Shea is an artist, craftsman, illustrator, and sculptor. He's painted murals, designed logos and album artwork, illustrated children's books and makes sculptural lighting. Minneapolis native, Brooklyn resident. He also lives with the greatest cat in all of creation, Lenore. 

Shea manages to bring his own creative ideas into a project while respecting the overall practical and aesthetic sensibilities of the client. His special talents make working with him a hassle-free process, and the results are excellent.
— N. Nastasia, Clothing Designer, Owner - Fitcher's Bird
Working with Shea is a dream—he’s kind-natured, funny, and quick to respond to every communication. The whole process was enjoyable and inspiring. I recommend Shea whole-heartedly.
— Michael Hanko - NYC Voice Teacher & Body Worker
He is professional, dedicated, and extremely talented in his line of business. Although I am sure he was functioning on multiple projects, he supplied me with his full attention, and always returned my calls and resolved my queries in a timely fashion. I would not hesitate to seek his employment again.
— Natalie Graham - Author of "Tallulah Flowers"
My name is Candy Pettiford, and I am the author of 5 books. I needed a creative illustrator for my new book called: There’s A Dragon In Our House...low and behold I found Shea Bartel. He made the characters come alive and the children love that book. The story is good, but with Shea’s illustrations my book is great. Looking for a great illustrator that works with Shea Bartel. He and I have more books to create!
— Candy Pettiford - Author and Educator