Deborah Shannon holds a degree from Wellesley College in Boston and
studied art at Morley College in London as well as the Silvermine Guild
School of the Arts in Connecticut.
Her work has won numerous prestigious awards as well as signature
membership in: the Southwestern Watercolor Society, the Texas
Watercolor Society and in Associated Creative Artists. Many galleries
have shown her work including the Villa Pomini in Milan, Italy. She
was a partner in Gallery VIII in Plano, TX , where her work was
exhibited for 13 years.
She works in several mediums including: watercolor, acrylic, oil,
collage and print making.
The use of simple shapes and saturated color are now the primary
elements Deborah Shannon exploits to express her feelings in her
paintings which are frequently enriched by a layering process. Often
she strives to achieve a sense of abstraction without becoming
nonrepresentational, a challenge the artist finds intriguing.
Domestic architecture has always caught this artist’s interest, 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. The artist is
particularly taken with the delightful eccentricity of the Victorian era
and has done a series on the San Francisco Victorian.