Shannon Abbey

Shannon Abbey

shannon@shannonabbey.com

Website: https://shannonabbey.com

 707-599-2505

   108 Glendon Way, Petaluma, CA

‘The future of most bird species depends on our commitment to preserving them. Are they valuable enough for us to make the effort?’ -  Jonathan Franzen

 Simplicity, the beauty of the every day.

I want people to see the beauty of animals so that they will help to preserve the natural world.

The other animals we are living here with are so lovely; the shine of scales and feathers, sharp against soft, translucent and opaque.

The animals we eat and the ones we don’t: They are indicators of what’s happening to the environment on our planet.

 

 

I enjoy the accident of a dribble, or of stuttering line of drying paint. Everyday objects become abstracted forms with vibrant color, line, shape and texture, always going back to the drawing. It’s taken a long time for me to let a jerked or stuttered line stay.

 

My influences are the masters through out the history of painting and drawing. Especially the ones who let me see what went on, who show a little drawing, let the texture remain. Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt, Richard Diebenkorn, Wayne Thiebaud, Frank Duveneck, John Singer Sargent.

 

 

My influences are the masters through out the history of painting and drawing. Especially the ones who let me see what went on, who show a little drawing, let the texture remain. Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt, Richard Diebenkorn, Wayne Thiebaud, Frank Duveneck, John Singer Sargent.

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