• Best of Both Worlds

    Shannon’s Fine Art

    I love my partnership with Fine Art America, and you will too! My originals are available here and 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…
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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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Jun
14
2015

Shannon’s Fine Art

Best of Both Worlds

I love my partnership with Fine Art America, and you will too! My originals are available here and 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…
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Aug
04
2015

Barnyard Most Fowl

Oil on board, 8 " x 8", by Shannon Grissom

The title of this rooster painting  is a nod to our Grandfather. At the end of each Thanksgiving dinner, he would proclaim it a “Fowl Meal” . It’s been 35 years since years since our last meal together and he still makes me smile Her’s looking at you Grandpa! This is a palette knife  oil…
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Jul
28
2015

Dang, She Looks Good!

Jessica tote bag by Shannon Grissom

I was uploading portrait images to my FineArtAmerica site. While uploading, I had the option of  placing my images on a number of products. I don’t usually offer portraits on other products, but these were not commissions, so  thought I’d try them out and see how they looked. I gotta tell ya, when I saw…
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Jul
27
2015

Folk Art: Repurposed Doors

Red White zand Blue doors, yard art

We moved into our home last fall. Our house is about 20 years old and has good bones, but needed a bit of work. One of the first things I did was remove the swinging doors from the great room to the hallway. The doors just didn’t work with my decor. I thought I might…
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Jul
20
2015

Yuki: Snow, Happiness, Courage and Hope

Yuki, Oil on Canvas , 30" x 40"

A few months ago, Craig and Karen Nagareda commissioned me to paint a portrait of their sweet, beautiful dog, Yuki. I thought Yuki’s name was beautiful, and before I went to meet her,  I Googled her name to find it’s meaning. Turns out, Yuki is aptly named. I believe she embodies all of these characteristics:…
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Jul
13
2015

Mentoring ~ Mentee

Jerico Garcellano and Ben Sanguinetti

Artist Vicki Thomas and I are mentoring students Ben Sanguinetti and Jerico Garcellano for the upcoming Sierra Art Trails. Our role is  to prepare them for their first exhibition,  and they are right on track. The students are truly delightful and I am honored to be showing with them during Art  Trails. We are also…
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Jul
06
2015

Give Your Walls Some Soul: Still Happy After All These Years

Shannon on the set of GYWSS

The television show I produced and hosted, Give Your Walls Some Soul, ran from 2003 to 2010. Though taping has ended, the  show is still in syndication in a number of cities across the country. Episodes can also be rented or purchased on Amazon for a nominal fee. The whole undertaking was a magical experience.…
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Jun
29
2015

Making Room

Work In Progress

Ohhhh, the work is stacking up! I attend a weekly, live -model painting session each Friday put on by the Yosemite Western Artists. It’s held at the rustic one-room Gertrude Schoolhouse in Ahwahnee. Some artists get a painting done in one sitting. Not me….yet Right now it takes me a bit longer to get one…
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Jun
20
2015

Live Model Painting

End of Session

I spent another  fun day Friday at the Gertrude School, painting from a live model with the Yosemite Western Artists. Model Wayne Boring was a great model on all levels. He had a great costume, interesting stories and was quite entertaining! Artist Vicki Thomas  got some shots of me working, and I thought it might…
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Jun
19
2015

Bikes: A Beautiful Union

Blue

Over the years, I’ve done a few motorcycle paintings. But the bikes I’m referring to this time are the acoustic version. Carole Fanelli commissioned these paintings as a wedding present for  Granddaughter Krista, and her fiance, Evan. The happy couple met each other biking, and Carole thought it would be fitting to have their bike…
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Jun
12
2015

I’m Listening

Setting Up

Today I was the model for the Yosemite Western Artists, Live Model Session at the Gertrude School. I posed for 3 hours. (We work in thirty-minute chunks of time. (Twenty minutes on and ten minutes off.) I didn’t have too much trouble sitting still. But not talking um, that was a bit harder I played…
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Jun
04
2015

88+ Ways Music Can Change Your Life

Keep Music ALive

Whoohooo! I am among the contributors to the newly released book 88+ Ways Music Can Change Your Life. Its a great book for a great cause. Check it out! Here’s the Amazon Book Description: “88+ Ways” is filled with over 150 inspirational stories & quotes from musicians, music educators and music lovers from all over…
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Jun
03
2015

Tote Bags Are Here!

Tote Bag

The tote bags are here! Now, in addition to giclee prints, pillows  and phone covers, you can get your favorite painting  on really cool tote bags! Here’s how my painting “Next Day” looks on an 18″ x 18″ tote: About Tote Bags Our tote bags are made from soft, durable, poly-poplin fabric and include a…
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Jun
01
2015

Held Together By The Love It Grows

Love It Grows

I love that songs can be inspired anywhere, anytime! My new friend , artist Vicki Thomas, hadn’t yet been to my home, and wondered about the decor of my home. I laughed and replied  “nothing matches but everything goes.” My own words got me thinking about what my home holds.  Most folks say they feel…
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May
26
2015

Tri-County Artists Reception at Circle Gallery

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The Madera County Arts Council will hold a reception for the Tri-County art show, this Friday at the Circle Gallery from 6-9 pm. This show was formed by the Yosemite Western Artists, and originally exhibited at the Timberline Gallery in Oakhurst, CA. Selected works have now traveled down to the Circle Gallery in Madera. I’m…
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May
19
2015

Storytelling

Wheels In Progress

When I first took up painting many moons ago, I tried my best to make the painting look like whatever subject I was portraying. I am so over that now … This morning I was working on a scene from Quicksilver Farm and School of Husbandry. I loved the reference photo I shot, and intended…
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May
12
2015

What Are You Watering?

New Growth

When we moved here in last September,  many of our plants were dead or dying: Buds shriveled up and never got a chance to open. Leaves fell off the trees before they had the opportunity to show glorious fall color, and berries withered on the vine. Unfortunately,  we couldn’t just throw water on everything. Our…
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