Nothing is less real than realism.
Hi there, my name is Shann. Everything you see here on my website comes from my own art and designs. All of my work is hand painted - no digital. Like Georgia O'Keeffe, I believe that details are confusing. It's in the simplification of form, the erasing of detail, that art becomes a personal and unique communication. Otherwise all you have is a photograph or a copy of one. There's nothing logical about art- there is no correct answer. The answer lies in celebrating that art has one single, unique viewpoint in the world. Hopefully that view resonates with other viewpoints. I like to pare down and simplify my work using the beauty of color.
I've been painting my whole life and hold degrees in studio art and interior design. I started showing my paintings locally in juried shows, then began selling my work online. I do get really excited about decor, furniture, and interiors, and found that my passion was working in two dimensions as a painter. Working on canvas or paper is a process for me- it's never about the finished product. When I start a painting I have a basic idea of what I want, but the beauty to me, is in the process of putting it all together to my satisfaction. And it often ends up different than the original idea- the painting can have a mind of its own!
I spend quite a bit of time at our beach house, continually inspired by the sea and surrounds, and you'll find that reflected throughout my work. I hope to start showing directly from my new art studio soon. Thank you for stopping by! Contact me anytime via my contact page here on my website.