shannonwillis Being an artist is not a choice but something I must do

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Age: 40
Hometown: Portland
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"Thru The Trees"

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Education Self Taught
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Biography Does This work? I was born in Texas and moved to Florida with the rest of my artistic family. My childhood was filled with creative activities which fostered my creativity. My father is now a professional sculptor, and my Mother is a painter. I learned an immense amount from them, from an appreciation of contemporary art, to specific techniques, to tips on craftsmanship. Growing up in that kind of environment gave me a great artistic foundation. Building on that early structure, I have developed my own vision so I can say that now I am self-taught. I did receive quite a few awards in high school, but have largely experimented on my own to create the work I do now. I create mixed-media abstract paintings in which I explore my interest in the passage of time, and of the inevitable changes. I am fascinated by old crumbling buildings and walls where nature has started to reclaim its hold.
InterestsI create mixed-media abstract paintings in which I explore my interest in the passage of time, and of the inevitable changes. I am fascinated by old crumbling buildings and walls where nature has started to reclaim its hold. I get my best ideas for new work in that relaxing moment just before sleep, when my mind clears and allows me to see my inner vision. Starting with an idea or design plan I sometimes stick to it sometimes I deviate. I work with multiple layers of texture and paint creating three dimensional intricate surface. I use washes of paint which are worked into the crevices or removed leaving barely a trace behind. Using sanders and power tools, I smooth some surfaces andleave some areas rough. All of this creates the time weathered look which recreates the essence of change.

Exhibitions

Upcomming Art Shows Featuring my mixed media paintings: "A Family Affair" Runs the month of July 2007 opening July 7th 5 pm at the Freed Gallery in Lincoln City Oregon.

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Artistatwork

Super abstract art, I would love to see more. Margaret, Artist at Work, http://artist-at-work.co.uk

CreateReality ( Deleted user )

Hello Shannon, "Thru The Trees" is a beautiful piece. It has an interesting effect, I had thought that it was painted on glass. Very nice. Please let me know when you post any new pieces.

ranjan

very nice work, best wishes - ranjan

Robbie

Hello, Shannon, I hope this finds you well and doing fine. I would appreciate your viewing my new gallery on my profile 'All Hands' it contains 26 designs and I would love to here your comments. Thank you and best wishes, Robbie.

christianhealingart

Hi, welcome to this website. Everyone is helpful and friendly. I'll come back when you have more images uploaded. Visit my site when you get a chance.

Eus

"Thru The Trees" is beautiful! I come back later. best wishes, Erlinde

RoadKill

Get some pictures up here! It's no fun to see a blank screen. Thanks

Mamtani

Greetings...

BackPorchArt

good start any art?

Sarah

Hi, don't forget to email your friends about your new My Art Profile URL! Send them a link to your new page http://www.myartprofile.com/shannonwillis.

Baarle

Welcome to the site Claudia! Hope to see your work soon!

Rafiki

Hello welcome to the site! Hope to see your work soon!~Anita

Sarah

Hi shannonwillis, Can I help? This is a Free Forum for people like us to communicate about our passion of Art in whatever form. We are free to promote our own websites & commissions to Art lovers around the world. This website does all the advertising so we don't have to. In addition the more contacts you make in the industry the more popular we become as Artists in turn more people will show an interest in our Public Exhibitions. Keep in touch with everyone! X