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Shannon BryantArtist, Painter
Circleville OH 43154 United Stateshome
Shannon is an award-winning visual artist, former K-12 art teacher, and current adjunct art instructor with experience in a variety of art media. She enjoys sharing her passion for all things art with her students, hoping to inspire them to look for and appreciate the beauty of the world around them. Shannon is an accomplished painter, working primarily in oils and acrylics, and has had her work displayed in numerous juried exhibits, including at the Riffe Gallery and the Ohio Governor’s Mansion. Shannon began her journey as an artist by attending the Saturday Morning Art program for youth at the Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD); she attended on a full faculty scholarship all four years of high school. She went on to earn her Bachelor’s degree in Art at Ohio Dominican University, and taught K-12 visual art for eight years before becoming an adjunct art instructor and fulltime freelance artist.
I see the world differently than most and that’s simply the inspiration for much of my art. Whether it’s driving down the road and noticing the linear contrast of utility lines against a bright sky or the silhouette of grain elevators touching the last salmon-colored streaks on the horizon at dusk, capturing these ordinary yet extraordinary moments is what motivates me most as an artist. Some of my favorite paintings I have created have been landscapes, where I attempt to capture the beauty and juxtaposition of the colors I see. I feel as though I could paint the same scene again and again, noticing different nuances of light and color with each new experience. I’ve always loved studying Art History and can most closely relate to artists such as Daubigny, Maximilien Luce and even Van Gogh for their observation of light, use of arbitrary colors and the intensity with which they painted. Whether it’s my landscape paintings or paintings that simply seek to capture a moment in time, I hope that viewers of my art are inspired to gaze more carefully at the world around them and look for beauty in unusual and unexpected places.