Shannon has excelled in the use of etched metal and finds this art form extremely therapeutic; creating circles, spirals, squares, triangle and roses. She makes use of smooth shimmering metal which adds a tranquil depth to her paintings. Her most recent paintings are of triptych (canvas) landscapes – these are beautifully textured landscapes with shimmering metal.
In order to create here stunning work, Shannon uses a limited palette of grey, cream, pale green, blues and neutral colors. White ‘dancing’ calligraphy letters are evident in many of her artworks, adding a unique beauty to her art. Layers of textured paste, oil paint, metal and calligraphy are the very evidence of Shannon’s individual talent, which has put her into a category of distinction. Shannon’s insight and passion for art is evident in her unique artworks which bring warmth, depth and beauty into a room.
TEXTURES’ is a combination of many of the different mediums I have previously used in a variety of independent Art forms. My “etched metal” effect has evolved from an etching course that I did at the age of 15. I was excited at the physical side of metal plate etching, and the effect it created. My love for gilding continued where I used `gold leaf’ (Dutch metal) to gild picture frames, to where I am at this present place and time. There is a captivating effect in the reflections of silver and gold.
Some of the mediums that I enjoy working with are: Metal, rust and cretestone, in addition to effects such as antiquing, distressing, translucency and calligraphy.