• Best of Both Worlds

    Shannon’s Fine Art

    I love my partnership with Fine Art America, and you will too! Now you can collect my work on canvas prints, framed prints, acrylic prints, metal Prints, posters, greeting cards, phone cases and more! Each product is custom manufactured and delivered to you with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Fine Art America has been in business…
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    Licensing Partners

    My art on their products! A marriage made in heaven :O) I have partnered with some fabulous companies to bring you really cool merchandise. Click their pics to experience the fun things we have co-created together. Enjoy~ Check Advantage   Daphne’s Headcovers The Tile Mural Store The Art Needlepoint Company Photo Ball Markers For licensing…
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    The Multimedia of Shannon Grissom

    I’ve always loved to paint big, so writing and producing video for television and the web has been a natural progression. TELEVISION SERIES ~ Give Your Walls Some Soul At age 44 I discovered television. The Executive Director of our local cable access center gave a presentation at a Chamber of Commerce Mixer about how…
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    The Music Of Shannon Grissom

      What a long, strange trip it’s been… The Grateful Dead     Growing up, music was an integral part of our everyday lives. Mom was a brilliant musician and gifted teacher. Dad was self made man and a creative powerhouse,  and though he did not play an instrument, he exposed us to a wide…
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    Events With Shannon

    Let’s Celebrate! Hey, whether it’s an art show, television taping, concert, or book reading, I love to celebrate with you.  This section will keep you in the loop regarding all of my current events so you can join in the fun!

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    The Art Of Shannon Grissom

    I started life as a musician, not a painter, yet I don’t even want to know what would have happened to me if I hadn’t started painting. I was 32  when I saw an advertisement for an adult education painting class. It sounded like fun , so I registered for the class. Oh it was…
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  • Shannon with Monkey Made of Sockies and Friends

    Monkeys Made Of Sockies

        What’s up with these monkeys? Why on earth would any one paint over 40 sock monkey paintings? It’s kind of a long story but so worth the ride… It all started with my mother’s sock monkey. I inherited it after her passing. ( My sister and I discovered him in a trunk when…
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Feb
23
2014

Shannon’s Fine Art

Best of Both Worlds

I love my partnership with Fine Art America, and you will too! Now you can collect my work on canvas prints, framed prints, acrylic prints, metal Prints, posters, greeting cards, phone cases and more! Each product is custom manufactured and delivered to you with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Fine Art America has been in business…
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Mar
24
2015

Happy Birthday To You!

Birthday Made of Sockies

  It’s our birthday on Saturday (I’m a twin) so I thought I’d give you all a gift. From now until 3/29/15  you’ll get 88% off my markup when you use this code KZFNYZ on my Fine Art America Site. Your discount gets applied to all of your products that are sitting in your shopping…
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Mar
17
2015

Get Licensed: Vicki Thomas and Shannon Grissom Demo at YWA

Monkey Made of Sockies Collage

I’m giving a presentation with Vicki Thomas at the Yosemite Western Artists meeting this Saturday. Here’s all the info, courtesy of the YWA promo material.  Hope you can make it. We’d love to share our journey with you! March Monthly Artist Demonstration & Potluck Join the YWA on March 21 for an Informative Demonstration, Potluck,…
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Mar
17
2015

Who Moved My Cheese? Adapting To Change

Daniel Smith Paint

When it comes to oil paint, I’ve been a die-hard Daniel Smith fan for about 20 years. Oh there are a few pigments I get elsewhere…cads from Winsor  & Newton, and a tangy Pthalo Yellow Green from Grumbacher. But all other pigments have come from Daniel Smith. Recently I went to place an online order…
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Mar
10
2015

From Deer to Dear

Pentimento

A pentimento (plural pentimenti) is an alteration in a painting, evidenced by traces of previous work, showing that the artist has changed his or her mind as to the composition during the process of painting. The word is Italian for repentance, from the verb pentirsi, meaning to repent. Source: Wikipidea I started this portrait of…
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Mar
03
2015

Maximizing Your Gift Show Experience As An Attendee

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One way to get your artwork licensed is to go to gift shows and meet directly with manufacturers. It really helps to meet folks in person! If you decide to go that route, here are some tips on maximizing your experience. Pre-Show Do your homework! I went on line researched each manufacturer to determine if…
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Feb
24
2015

Times Have Changed~ Revisiting Art Expo

Shannon Grissom at ARTV Awards Preview Exhibit

I first published this article in Art Calendar Magazine in December  of 2004. Except for the rise of costs, much of how to prepare for a show is still relevant today. If you are going to do ArtExpo, these are great things to consider: 20 Things That Nobody Tells You About the Solo Exhibition at…
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Feb
17
2015

Five Fabulous Art Licensing Resources

Monkey Made of Sockies on Daphne's Cover

This week I’m preparing to go the San Francisco International Gift Fair. I’ll be there to research trends, meet with manufacturers, and ultimately license more of my artwork. I always get a lot of questions about how I got started in licensing,  and where folks can go for more information. Well, I got started eleven…
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Feb
10
2015

Book Review: Danny Gregory’s Art Before Breakfast

Art Before Breakfast

I’m a big believer in art before breakfast. I made the transition from working in the corporate world, to making a living as a full-time artist, by getting up 3 am and painting before the start of my workday.  That was 16 years ago and I’m still going strong. To this day, I do my…
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Feb
02
2015

Frugal Plein Air

Frugal Plein AIr

I’ve always been a studio painter and just recently took up plein air painting.  As I was getting ready for my first session, I evaluated my current gear and realized I needed to make some adjustments, but I didn’t want to spend a lot of money. Hey what if this one outing turned out to…
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Jan
27
2015

Almost Didn’t Say

"Release" Waterlogue Digital Art

What an amazing chain of inspiration! This new song was inspired by a conversation I had with songwriter Jason Shepherd, about sharing our creative work. Shepherd wrote For His Love about Lorenza Andrade Smith’s journey  to help the homeless, but he was not so sure it was polished enough to share. Thankfully he went ahead…
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Jan
26
2015

Heading For Norway #twitterartexhibit

First Tweet in A Minor by SHannon Grissom #twitterartexhibit

This tiny gem, “First Tweet in A Minor”  is heading for the #twitterartexhibit in Moss, Norway.   This is my third year participating in #twitterartexhibit  founded by artist David Sandum. David has a heart of gold and I am so happy to help him in his latest endeavor. It’s a fun challenge. All works must…
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Jan
20
2015

I Am So Not In Charge

Ed Detail

I am so not in charge! I was having a tough time with this painting. It got off to a rocky start, and though I worked on it for several sessions, I never could get my footing. I could have thrown the work out or painted over it. (It was a study that I started…
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Jan
12
2015

Energetic Focal Point

Painting, Oil on canvas by Shannon Grissom

I started this portrait last month at the Gertrude School in Ahwahnee. (I’m up there almost every Friday, painting with the Yosemite Western Artists.)   I love painting with those talented folks! These artists are fun, encouraging and inspiring. The model for this piece was Leslie Bigg.  During the live session, I did my best…
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Jan
06
2015

New Song, New Tune

Treble Cleff

I was thinking about what sort of story I would like to write for my life for 2015 and beyond. And as I did, I thought about how there have been times when, instead of focusing on the positive, I focused on what I didn’t want in my life I started this song on New…
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Dec
30
2014

Happy New Year!

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Looking back on 2014, it was a great year for both music, art and transitions. During the first half of the year, I made monthly trips up to the Media Center in Palo Alto for the West Coast Songwriters, Songwriting Competitions. Each month I was completely inspired by the other songwriters and performers.   Spring…
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Dec
23
2014

Merry Christmas!

Sun Valley

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! shannon grissom prints

Dec
22
2014

5 Minutes Before The Miracle

Tricia

I’ve been spending my Fridays painting with the Yosemite Western Artists. Many of them complete a painting during the three hour session with the live model. Me, um, I just get started… I’ve been to four sessions so far  and I have  just now finished my first piece.  I shared that bit of information with…
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