Born 1969 in California, artist Shannon "Shan" Fannin brings vehicles to life with a combination of photorealism and abstraction. Painting in a unique style using acrylics, hands, and brushes allows her to focus on the vehicle while giving a hint of the abstract surroundings. Fannin travels internationally to photograph vehicles and talk with their owners to enhance her creative process.
Fannin's paintings have been shown in 2 solo exhibitions, with a 3rd coming in 2021. She has shown in national galleries throughout the United States including several Best of America and International exhibitions. She has been published in Greek, British, and American publications including PoetsArtists, American Art Collector, and Fine Art Connoisseur Blog, and Where Women Create. Fannin artworks are currently available through 33 Contemporary, The Good Art Company, Abend, and Zhou B Art Center Gallery.
Vehicles are more than appliances to get us from Point A to B - they are mobile sculptures that reflect our personality. My paintings capture some of that personality with the vehicles from our past, or those we dream of one day driving. The greatest compliment I receive is when my viewer not only appreciates the subject depicted, but happily shares memories/dreams of why the painting speaks personally with them.
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