Shannon Fannin is a realist vehicle painter that uses a combination of abstraction and photorealism to bring cars, motorcycles, and other forms of transportation to life. She has been a professional artist since February 2015.
Shannon has shown her art in national and international exhibitions, international publications, podcasts, blogs, and television.
"I am Brenda Armistead, a local sculptor and functional ceramic artist, creating "Absurdly Expressive Clay" in my home studio. Mostly self-taught, I read, study videos, and seek out training with great clay sculptors for guidance and technique. I have followed my intuition, steadily developing my skills for about ten years. This pursuit led me to expressive portrait and narrative animal sculpture. It is my goal to create work that connects with viewers and stirs their feelings for the better".
Brenda Armistead’s animal and fantasy-inspired sculptures each tell a visual story while striving to comfort, amuse, and intrigue the viewer.
Brenda's sculpture and larger dishes are not always listed on Etsy due to postage costs, but she will be glad to arrange sale and shipment if you wish. Her durable tableware is dishwasher, microwave, and oven-safe. She uses only lead-free glazes.
"The title High Five is a celebration of five emerging women artists. Our style and subject matter vary greatly, but our goal is the same. We strive to learn, grow, and work towards excellence."
"I’ve been painting off and on for my entire life. Four years ago I took a sabbatical from teaching and started to focus on a career in the arts".
"My work explores color, shape, and the relationship of human nature and emotion that I capture on canvas to create a visual story. With the use of layered paint and transparencies in my compositions, I seek to provide depth to entice the viewer to look closer under the surface in order to be delighted or intrigued by what they see".
Stephanie exhibits her art in group and juried exhibitions in the greater Austin area as well as in online exhibitions. Her work is collected throughout the U.S and internationally.
"A consistent thread through my works is the concept that we are connected to each other, to other species, and to the natural world. I often paint dual portraits, combining 2 people, or people/other animals".