Broughton is an internationally collected Abstract Artist living in Denver CO. She obtained her BFA from The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in 2011. Her artistic ambition, however, began long before college and is also her current livelihood; pulsating in the plethora of artwork on canvas. Formally taught by her Grandmother Grace, who was a professional portrait artist, Broughton went on to excel in the arts throughout grade school and beyond. A post-college career in Hospitality Design taught her business sense, enhanced her work ethic, and reiterated personal values which nudged her in another direction.
In March 2014, Broughton began her career as a visual artist. She has exhibited in group and solo shows in the US, as well as in the UK and Australia. Her work is included in private collections all over the world including Germany, Australia, Spain, London, Canada, and Mexico. In addition, Shaylen has worked with several nonproﬁts, leading community art projects such as large-scale interior and exterior murals and after-school art programs.
In recent works, Shaylen has begun exploring new mediums, including the use of natural water sources to accomplish fluidity in her compositions. Her work is highly experimental and remains in a constant state of change. Through Abstract expression, she works to connect with the flow of life; delving deep into black bottom oceans; ascending curiously towards infinite stars, and ultimately discovering the divinity within ourselves. Her art is simply the all-encompassing Mother Nature, emerging through her fingertips.