My creative process has a lot to do with how I’m feeling. I love to get excited about painting. This happens when I listen to a song that makes me feel inspired (at the moment it’s Roslyn by St. Vincent and Bon Iver) or when I watch an inspiring movie/ or just have a good day. I then look at pictures of nature – usually flowers and mainly peonies. I sketch out my picture, and with this particular painting I started with the background, then the leaves and flower. Then I outline everything with fine liner.
Shannon is a freckled, blue eyed South African now living in Saudi Arabia. Art has been in her life since she was a small girl; it’s a part of her. There is no other way to describe the feeling of creating something on paper with just a paintbrush and paints.