SHANNON FANNIN "SHAN"
About Shannon Fannin
Born 1969 in California, artist Shannon “Shan” Fannin brings vehicles to life with a combination of photorealism and abstraction. Painting in a unique style using acrylics, hands, and brushes allows her to focus on the vehicle while giving a hint of the abstract surroundings. Fannin travels within the United States and internationally to photograph vehicles, and talk with their owners to enhance her creative process.
Fannin has had 3 solo exhibitions in Colorado, Florida, and Texas. She has shown in national/international galleries throughout the United States including exhibitions through the National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society, International Guild of Realism, American Artists Professional League, and American Women Artists. In January 2022 she won First Place in the inaugural Bill Neale Automotive Fine Arts competition, and was a finalist in the Boynes International Emerging Artist Award. In March 2021 she received Best of Show with the International Guild of Realism, and was a Finalist for the Art Renewal Center International Salon. In 2020 Shan was awarded Best Composition in the National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society Best of America. She has been published in Korean, Greek, British, Italian, Spanish, German, and American publications/blogs including Motortrend Korea, American Art Collector, and Fine Art Connoisseur Blog, Cars Yeah!, and Where Women Create. Fannin's artworks are currently available through galleries in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and France.
Vehicles are more than appliances to get us from Point A to B - they are mobile sculptures that reflect our personality. My paintings capture some of that personality with the vehicles from our past, or those we dream of one day driving. The greatest compliment I receive is when my viewer not only appreciates the subject depicted, but happily shares memories/dreams of why the painting speaks personally with them.