Painting, collage, prints
Deborah Starr Shannon’s work has won her numerous prestigious awards as well as signature membership in the Southwestern Watercolor Society, the Texas Watercolor Society, and in Associated Creative Artists. Her work has been exhibited by invitation in Milan Italy.
For twelve years she was an owner of gallery VIII in Plano, Texas where her work was continuously exhibited.
She works in numerous media including: watercolor, acrylic, oil, collage and printmaking. Her work now is becoming more simplified, more distilled and her palette more restrictive. She strives to achieve a sense of abstraction without becoming nonrepresentational. A challenge she find intriguing. She embraces Georgia O’Keefe’s statement that “Nothing is less real than realism. Details are confusing. It is only by selection, by elimination, by emphasis, that we get at the real meaning of things.”
Domestic architecture has always caught Deborah Shannon’s eye because she sees it as where man and his environment intersect. Homes and barns not only reflect the wealth and physical needs of the builder but also his personality and his artistic sensibility. She is particularly taken with the barns of New England where she was raised and where she still spends her summers.
Deborah Shannon is represented by Bee Street Studio, 6445 Cedar Springs, Suite 103, Dallas, TX. BeeStreetStudio.com
16. Shannon Studio
515 Northport Drive
Painting, collage & prints