Welcome to the portfolio of Shayne House

In Shayne's early career he moved from Somerset to Cornwall and worked with a number of surf brands; Gul International, Snugg Wetsuits, Balin Australia, and Bilbo Surfboards.

One day in 2008, after many years of disillusionment with the environmental damage caused by surfing’s burgeoning mass-market appeal - cheap imported wetsuits and ‘disposable’ bodyboards etc. - Shayne picked up his longboard and paddled off into the distance, leaving the surf industry’s dirty business far behind.

It was at this point that Shayne started freelancing. His raison d'etre was - and still is - to only work with organisations closely aligned with his values; People, Planet, Profit. He has since worked across arts, culture, non-profit, education, environmental projects, ethical financial services and the life sciences (human and animal health), on a diverse range of projects for KEO Films & The BBC, Unilever (Dove’s teenage self-esteem project), The Eden Project, Synexus Clinical Research, IVC Evidensia, The Financial Advice Centre Group, Jamie Oliver's Cornwall Food Foundation, The Times and The Telegraph Online, The Wall Street Journal, Cobham Sound Studio, Bryde (Sarah Howells) and The Wave to name a few...

Shayne now lives in South Devon and works remotely across the UK & Ireland [except during Covid-19 lockdown]. He divides his time between commercial contracts and his creative practice, which incorporates photography, film, letterpress, screen-printing, illustration, collage, found materials, music and more... He is a firm believer that dedicating a percentage of time to his creative practice improves his productivity on commercial projects, as it often leads to fresh unexpected creative solutions.

Shayne's love of surfing, coupled with his desire to make less of an impact on the environment, led him on a journey of discovery into the world of sustainable surf craft, such as wooden hand planes, traditional wooden bellyboards and heritage wooden paipos from Hawaii.

Shayne’s independent short surf film ‘H2R’, was an exploration of wooden hand plane craftsmanship and surfing. The film was shortlisted for the inaugural London Surf Film Festival, in association with The National Trust, and screened at Riverside Studios, London in 2011. It was screened again the following year at Boardmasters Festival, Newquay 2012.

Since 2011 Shayne House has exhibited in 4 group art shows, had 2 surf film screenings, and participated in 1 live music performance with the Imperfect Orchestra.

• London Surf Film Festival; London, 2011.
• Boardmasters; Cornwall, 2012.
• The Cruel & Curious... Sea; Cornwall, 2013.
• The Cruel & Curious... Hinterland; Cornwall, 2015.
• Turning Points; Devon, 2017.
• Imperfect Orchestra... Plymouth Art Weekender; Devon, 2018.
• The Cruel & Curious... Nocturne; Cornwall, 2019.

Online Print Shop

Shayne House prints are available to buy from Ocean Studios, Royal William Yard, Plymouth, and will be available direct from this website in the autumn of 2020 (currently in development).

If you would like to purchase a print now, please email your request to shayne@shaynehouse.com

All Shayne House Studio prints are printed exclusively by The Print Space, London. A carbon neautral company.

The Print Space is a forward-thinking print company that is making great progress in reducing plastic pollution and minimising our environmental impact.

All Shayne House Studio high-quality archival giclée prints are printed on the world’s first digital fine art inkjet paper, made from bamboo fibres; Hahnemühle Bamboo; 90% bamboo & 10% cotton, (290gsm).

To discuss a commission or collaboration please contact Shayne at shayne@shaynehouse.com

Shayne House © 2010 - 2020
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