Crash Gallery

Crash Gallery artist Shane Molina was put in detention for drawing as a kid. He sure showed them

Langley, B.C. digital artist and painter Shane Molina moved to Canada from Hawaii and infused his work with its influence.

See him compete with his tropical, sci-fi style on this Sunday's Crash Gallery premiere

Langley, B.C. digital artist and painter Shane Molina moved to Canada from Hawaii and infused his work with its influence. Mixed in with R2-D2, spaceships and fantasy monsters are vibrant tropical landscapes and turquoise oceans — quite an antidote to Canadian winter.

Langley B.C. digital artist and painter Shane Molina loves to paint scifi but he mixes in lush landscapes. (Shane Molina)

This Sunday, Shane will be one of three artists competing in the Season 2 premiere of Crash Gallery. He'll be set against the clock and against the other artists in two art challenges — including painting on the daunting metal canvas of a car. So will his experience painting cars help him paint on a car? Find out this Sunday, Feb. 5 at 9:30pm (10pm NT).

Shane Molina's light-filled, Hawaii-inspired pianting (Shane Molina)

Check out more of Shane's work in the video above and hear about how he proved his teachers wrong about making a career from art. 

Crash Gallery is back for a second season starting Feb. 5 at 9:30pm on CBC TV. In each episode, three talented artists of various disciplines go head-to-head against each other in a real-time creative arena, giving the audience a front row seat to the creative process. In the meantime, watch Season 1 online now!

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