Social Media: Instagram: @shasha_w_t_f
Media and subjects: I am continuously seeking opportunities to grow by practicing figure and life drawings. In my studio, I mostly work in oil paint and I do a lot of animal and human portraits as well as landscapes. I also recently collaborated with a storyteller who wrote a collection of short autobiographical stories; I produced accompanying digital Illustrations.
Why you joined MAA: I recently moved back to Maryland after living in Davis, California, for 8 years. While in Davis, I was involved in artist groups and was on the board of directors for an artist collective. Working with and around other artists gave me opportunities to grow and learn. I joined MAA to connect with other artists here in the DC area.
Something fun about you: While moving across country I traveled with 6 chickens, 2 cats and a dog which proved to be pretty self-sustaining since the chickens continued to lay eggs every day of the trip!
Artist biography: Shannon is a self-taught painter and illustrator currently living in Poolesville. She spent the last 8 years painting on the west coast in Davis, CA, where she was on the Board of Directors of Third Space Arts Collective. Shannon enjoys painting oil landscapes and portraits, as well as digital illustration. During the past year she illustrated a collection of short stories by a California based author. Since moving to Poolesville this summer Shannon has enjoyed painting some of the local farmscapes and hopes to participate in some local workshops and meet local artists. When she isn’t doing art, Shannon is currently pursuing a second bachelor’s degree in Secondary Mathematics Education.
Please enjoy viewing a sample of Shannon’s work: