The Artist: Shannon Ford
Having spent most of her life on farms, and now amounting to over 40 years as a horse owner, Shannon's paintings are informed by her own encounters with animals. It is apparent through her intuitive brushwork that the subjects she paints are not only studies, but known companions.
Shannon was born in Regina Saskatchewan. In 1982 she graduated from the Metalsmithing faculty of The Alberta College of Art. In 2004 she returned to The Alberta College of Art and Design to complete her Bachelor of Fine Arts.
Her work today can be described as 'painting informed by sculpture.' What began as a successful career as a jeweler and sculptor blossomed into a painting practice that has allowed Shannon to unify her many areas of expertise.
Fused with energy and life, her work is characterized by; seemingly sporadic line-work, surprising colour palettes, expressive brushstrokes, drips, textural elements and mark-making. These qualities merge together to focus in on the subjects in which she has become expert, Canada's horses, cattle and wildlife.
Semi-precious and precious gemstones, mountain rocks, fine silver, 24-karat gold, paint, and canvas are used to create the distinctiveness of Shannon's acrylics. Veering away from representation, her work attempts to capture the personality and the energy of her subjects. This has unsurprisingly garnered Shannon much success, she is displayed at home and internationally in private and corporate collections.
Shannon's work has proven to be a wonderful addition to the Mountain Galleries collection.
Mountain Galleries Fine Art Reproductions
All Mountain Galleries Giclees are printed locally, using archival quality materials and state of the art printing technology. All reproductions are exclusive to Mountain Galleries and approved by the artist.
Image: Relaxed Grizzly, Limited Edition Giclee on Canvas (Edition of 6), 68" x 60"