Shannon Phillips Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Shannon Phillips
Live in: Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa
Artworks for sale: 13.00
Shannon Phillips Artist Bio:
My love for arts and craft began at the aged of 10 years and I have been a passionate artist for most of my life. Where I am currently: I am an abstract, textural artist working in mix media for the past 10 years. I constantly strive to improve my paintings to make them more marketable and challenge myself to improve my techniques. By constantly looking for new ideas by attending workshops. AT ABOUT 15 YEARS I ATTENDED RUTH PROWSE ART SCHOOL IN CAPE TOWN AND THIS IS WHEN MY TRUE ART CAREER BEGAN, WE DID DRAWING IN PASTELS & CHARCOAL, AT THE TIME MY ART WAS DISPLAYED AT EXHIBITIONS. WHAT FASCINATED ME THE MOST WAS LEARNING TO DO ETCHING, I LOVE WORKING & ETCHING INTO THE METAL. THIS INSPIRED ME AS TO WHERE I AM TODAY, I `ETCH' INTO METAL AND INSERT THESE `SOFT METAL' SHEET IN CUT OUT DESIGNS INTO MY PAINTINGS. I HAVE HAD 4 SOLO EXHIBITION IN CAPE TOWN AND I HAVE SOLD MANY OF MY PAINTING, I HAVE ALSO TAKEN PART IN MANY GROUP EXHIBITION. MY PAINTINGS ARE IN MANY GALLERIES IN CT AND UP THE EAST COAST. I have always been involved in art projects in one or another from, and continuously looking for new and exciting possibilities. My attitude is that "life is never at a standstill." Some of the mediums and technique which I enjoy working with are: Silver Metal (light weight)˜antiquing, distressing, translucency and calligraphy are part of this effect, and I more drawn to using neutral or pastel color palette. My inspiration comes from the environment, in its many forms, and my artwork expresses the very essence of myself as an artist. It is constantly evolving and very exciting with it's endless range of new possibilities. I AM TRULY LIVING MY DREAM AS AN ARTIST AND MY SANCTUARY IS MY STUDIO! Shannon Phillips Abstract Artist Innovative, Imaginative, Inspiring By Penelope Jolliffe Shannon Phillips is an extremely gifted, successful and influential South African Abstract artist, who specialises in creating artwork that is simplistic, modernistic and functional. Inspired at an early age to be creative, her passion for art has continued to evolve and through experimenting in various mediums Shannon has achieved a signature style. Having had numerous triumphant exhibitions and exhibiting her works at many galleries, her art pieces are much sought after locally and internationally. Shannon is at her happiest when she is in the sanctity of her studio with a paint brush in her hand and an enormous canvas awaiting her magical touch. With breath-taking views of the Atlantic Ocean, Shannon finds the inspiration to create her masterpieces. Specialising in oil painting, mixed media and etched metal, Shannon uses colours of subtle hues. Subjects of various shapes, flowers and landscapes are chosen within which she embeds the shimmering engraved metal pieces. Shannon enthuses, "I love the etched look and I have a thing about bringing light into my work. Abstract painting is my passion! I love the different textures, love spilling the paint and adding words to my work.' She adds, "˜The physical action of pouring the paint, just the doing of it and creating a work with balance and form elates me.'