Born in the Shenandoah Valley surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, Harrisonburg native and current Richmond resident André Shank (also known as ‘bombproof’) has become a fixture on the regional art scene. It all began with a simple goal, to paint 50 paintings in a year’s time. After painting over 150 pieces that first year, he confidently began painting commissions for a diverse group of collectors and producing installations for business owners. With over 40 murals showcasing his original style, André has made a name for himself as a powerhouse of production with consistently inventive work.
André believes in giving back to the local community and partners with nonprofits and corporate sponsors to imagine, collaborate and execute a variety of projects with a team of volunteers. André is happiest painting in his home studio where he resides with his wife, two cats and a dog.