Join me at the Hivery holiday market
in beautiful Mill Valley
Wednesday, December 7th from 5 - 8pm
What's the Hivery? An incredible shared work space and community of women who support each other in their creative and entrepreneurial endeavors. I'll be offering my Good Fortune plaques, paint boxes, and other small art pieces. You'll also find paintings, jewelry, and much much more. Find the perfect one-of-a-kind gifts for the special people in your life and meet the incredible women who create them.
HURRY, this is the last week to catch...
If Walls Could Talk, an Art Exhibit through December 3rd, 2016
at Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery
3620 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, California
Tuesdays thru Saturdays 11am - 5pm
Connecting the dots between art, memories, and the interior spaces where they are created, my work is made with traditional building tools and materials from salvaged plywood and sandpaper to furniture wax and latex paint...
Shannon's work takes the form of still life, collage, pattern studies, landscape, and memoirs that evoke a nostalgic sense of places in time. My ideas are driven by rhythm, pattern, and color, and the writings represent those interactions between our decorated surroundings and the stories that unfold within those defined spaces.
November 10th through December 3rd 2016
This latest memoire based body of work delves deeper into experiences and relationships that have shaped me, and how I’m processing them in my current relationships to create new environments, both physically and spiritually, and newer better stories. The moments I recount don’t necessarily dictate the patterns I choose to create but they do determine the mood, the colors, and the amount of surface my writing will cover. The landscapes are also reflective of our internal scenery and how we view our experiences, as they become passing vignettes of memory in our lives.
Shannon’s narratives are flashbacks of relationships and reflections that bring her uniquely layered patterns and decorative themes to life in a body of work that’s both refreshing and familiar. Painting on salvage plywood panels and used furniture as an extension of her focus on interior environments, Shannon prepares and works her art with common home improvement tools and mediums from latex paint and furniture wax to trowels and paint rollers. Her work appears balanced, colorful, even pretty, at first glance. But a closer look reveals rich contradictions with landscapes that mark time and text that seems to float through space. She layers dark color schemes and hopeful affirmations and wedges elegant lines and optimistic colors against rough edges, tattered patterns and tempered lettering all being pushed into the background. Her work is nostalgic but her vision is honest giving her work a deceptively decorative feel that reveals rich human truths that connect all of our experiences.