Shannon Lawlor Equine Artist- Horse Art
Shannon Lawlor is an equine artist who works from the experience of a horsewoman, translating her own history, and what she sees. Equine art with swirling lines of unfurling mane; laying bare the resplendent muscle tone of a wither, or depth of soul behind one of her subject’s eyes. Her horse art moves beyond breed and discipline, with an appeal that is meant to inspire and enlighten the viewer.
Equine art by Shannon Lawlor can be traced back to her childhood on the Prairies, where as a young girl, she was never far from a horse, or pencil. Immersed in the equine environment from toddler through her formative years, Shannon’s intuitive desire to put pencil to paper has been there since before she could spell. She has carried her sketchbook from the prairie of her youth to the finest Arabian breeding farms deep in the heart of Poland.
Artwork by Shannon Lawlor hangs in the most authentic ranches of the Canadian West, as well as office towers, hotels, and urban homes. Her vision resonates with viewers appreciative of the majesty of the horse, from all walks of life. It rings true with a chord of authenticity that appeals to modern discerning collectors. Interior designers often place Shannon’s passionate equine images in commercial and urban settings. Her work lends a cool and modern touch to any room. It gives pause, brings peace, and elevates the soul.
“When I think back over the decades of teaching and the great students I have had, few have impressed me more than Shannon Lawlor. The goal of any good teacher is to see the transferable skills they offer, received and applied in the lives of those they teach – without a doubt, Shannon has allowed me that joy. What I can’t take any credit for are those elusive “gifts” that Shannon brought with her on the first day I met her – her passion and desire. With her intense hunger to learn her willingness to experiment with different compositions and concepts, an admirable fearlessness at venturing out on that less traveled path, I do not see anything getting in the way of her success as a fellow artist. I am convinced that the dedication and perseverance she exhibited over the years I have known her – I remember being humbled by her risking the hours of driving to and from class each week – will carry her far as a fellow human being. But my greatest pleasure was to watch Shannon grow from an avid student to the great friend she has become.”
DAVID KITLER, Artist, Instructor
“We are the joyful owners of six Shannon Lawlor original art pieces which are the favorites in our collection. Since meeting her, we have come to know her strong character. Her artwork is the result of her lifetime love affair with horses and art, although horses are not her only subjects. Shannon’s strong, vibrant compositions and colors capture the vitality and essence of ay subject she selects. Our Lawlor art brings us daily joy and constant comments on our good taste!”
ROGER & JEANNE KURTZ, Private Collectors
“J.B. Hill (Texas Bootmaker) was visiting us from Texas. Stan and JB took a tour thru the Calgary Stampede Western Art Show and Stan came across the one and only, Casey. He instantly fell in love with the painting, that evening he came home and we discussed it. The next morning, Stan purchased Casey. Casey now holds a very prominent place in our home.
Since then Shannon has painted many of our heavy horse pulling horse teams. They are on display in all of our homes, Canada & Mexico. Shannon in our opinion is one of the finest Equine Artists today. Not only has she painted our pulling horse teams she has become a very close friend.”
Stan and Jane Grad, Private Collectors