About the Artist

Shannon’s paintings are inspired by the landscape she sees everyday along a creek near her suburban Minneapolis home. The subjects of her paintings – downed trees, stagnant pools, and tangles of brush – demonstrate growth, decay, and various states in-between. Overlapping imagery, expressive color, repeated patterns, and abstracted forms are used as metaphors for a subjective and ever-changing perception of reality. Viewpoints are chosen to create an experience of “being there” for the viewer. Shadow, light, and patterns obstruct or complicate a descriptive understanding of these places. Instead, the paintings offer a psychological interpretation of each chosen site and illustrate an appreciation for the impermanent and interdependent nature of things.