Lifestyles in western Canada include strong ranching and horse cultures. A native of western Canada, Shannon’s formative years were immersed in the equine environment which led to her expertise as an acknowledged and respected horsewoman.
Early on she aspired to be an artist, one who rendered realism with exquisite brush strokes reflecting ranching experiences and the working stock horse world which she knew so well. Her paintings paid tribute to authentic traditional working horsemen and families throughout North America striving to maintain the old ranching traditions. Shannon’s dedication, natural talent and dramatic painting style quickly drew a loyal client audience and captured attention of the fine art community and media.
An art career and subsequent recognition which began as a tribute to the working stock horse, now transpires to a new realm as Shannon celebrates the elegance of the equine world painting inspirational images reflecting admirable worldly steeds rendered in a more contemporary style but still capturing the infinite, intense and dramatic brush stroke details which have become her recognizable trademark.
Shannon’s acrylic paintings and graphite drawings have received numerous Best of Show, People’s Choice, President’s Choice and 1st Place awards. She has been the Featured Artist at Cattlemen’s Art Show; Stars & Spurs Gala and participates in many invitational shows including Calgary Stampede, Phippen Museum, Greeley Stampede, Mountain Oyster Club. Her art is featured on magazine covers, event posters, greeting cards & DVDs. Commission inquiries are welcome, however often limited based on her studio time schedule.