Deborah Shannon holds a degree from Wellesley College in Boston andstudied art at Morley College in London as well as the Silvermine GuildSchool of the Arts in Connecticut.Her work has won numerous prestigious awards as well as signaturemembership in: the Southwestern Watercolor Society, the TexasWatercolor Society and in Associated Creative Artists. Many gallerieshave shown her work including the Villa Pomini in Milan, Italy. Shewas a partner in Gallery VIII in Plano, TX , where her work wasexhibited 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 primaryelements Deborah Shannon exploits to express her feelings in herpaintings which are frequently enriched by a layering process. Oftenshe strives to achieve a sense of abstraction without becomingnonrepresentational, a challenge the artist finds intriguing.Domestic architecture has always caught this artist’s interest, becauseshe sees it as where man and his environment intersect. Homes andbarns not only reflect the wealth and physical needs of the builder butalso his personality, and his artistic sensibility. The artist isparticularly taken with the delightful eccentricity of the Victorian eraand has done a series on the San Francisco Victorian.