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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…
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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!

  • Bell Peppers

    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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Jul
29
2014

Featured Licensing Partner: Daphne’s Headcovers

Monkey Made of Sockies:Good Will Ambassador

I am so grateful to be working with the great folks at Daphne’s Headcovers. President Jane Spicer has truly been a phenomenal licensing partner, and her staff is incredibly supportive. Boy,  time sure flies when you are having fun :O) It’s hard to believe that Monkey Made of Sockies is 7 years old this year,…
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Jul
22
2014

Blowing Dreams To Smithereens

No Trespassing

This song was inspired by a walk in my neighborhood. A local golf and country club has restructured it’s facility, and will be building homes where there once was a golf course. People who bought golf course view homes will soon be looking at new homes instead. As I looked at the dry greens and…
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Jul
21
2014

Pixels App Rocks!

Kitchen Vignette painted n waterlogue by Shannon Grissom

Pixels (also known as Fine Art America) has done it again! They consistently come up with innovative ways to experience art. Today they released a new iPad app that let’s you to view my art in your space. The only downside I can see about the app is that it is not available on the…
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Jul
17
2014

God Is In The Details

Shannon Grissom Work in Progress The Next Stage

There comes a point in a painting when I turn a corner, and I know it’s either all going to come together, or it was one of those journeys where I um, learned a lot. In this case, I’m nearing completion and it appears that this painting will have a happy ending. Most of the…
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Jul
15
2014

Featured Partner: The Tile Mural Store

Tile Mural Store Framed Pears

Looking for a durable splash of art for your home? The Tile Mural Store turns beautiful art into beautiful tile, and I’m honored to be among the licensed artists! My artwork is available as custom backsplashes, framed art, accent tiles and cutting boards and more! Hey the possibilities are endless. This fall, I’m going to…
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Jul
09
2014

Get Naked!

Merlot

Bravo to Fine Art America for coming up with this great pairing with NakedWines.Com! All Purchases on FineArtAmerica.com ( not just my work) come With a $100 Gift Certificate from NakedWines.com This month, we’re running a special promotion.   All orders on FineArtAmerica.com come with a $100 gift certificate good towards your first purchase of wine on…
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Jul
08
2014

Push Button Painting: Waterlogue App is Magic

Kitchen Vignette painted n waterlogue by Shannon Grissom

Last week, watercolor artist Elke Groves turned me on to the very cool app,  Waterlogue.  With the push of a button, Waterlogue takes your photographs and turns them into paintings. To test the app, I shot scenes around my home and didn’t do anything special with the lighting.  The photo below is unremarkable and even…
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Jul
08
2014

AARP Boomer Superstar Contest

Shannon Grissom AARP Boomer Superstar Contest

Well, I thought about singing something sweet like Stars Fell From Alabama, and I thought about singing something sexy I Just Want To Make Love To You, but  in the end I picked something soulful and fun for the AARP a capella Boomer Superstar Contest. I first fell in love with  Keb Mo’s Crapped Out…
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Jul
03
2014

A Little Bit Is Better Than Nada

Day 5

“A little bit is better than nada, sometimes you want the whole enchilada…” Texas Tornados Right now my studio is  a tiny corner of the garage. It’s a creative island surrounded by moving boxes and packing material. It’s a wee little space, big enough only for my easel and a stool, but I’m able to…
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Jul
01
2014

How Do You Honor Your Creativity?

Votive

I first started painting 22 years ago. From the beginning, I designated the early morning hours as my sacred creative time. I’d get up, grab a cup of coffee, write my Morning Pages, and then head  for the studio. Once there I’d listen and look at the work for awhile, until it was clear which…
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Jun
24
2014

Bloom Where You Are Planted

Tamara Court (Downstairs)

When I’ve pushed too hard and have done too much, one of my favorite ways to decompress is to watch home improvement/decorating shows.  It’s a great way for me to fill my depleted creative well. Time after time I am blown away by people who look at a kitchen and say, “It’s too small. I…
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Jun
23
2014

Happy Trails Now At SBCSHA Museum

Happy Trails, Oil on Canvas, 48" x 36" by Shannon Grissom

I’m so honored! The San Benito County Saddle Horse Association will be  adding my artwork, “Happy Trails” to their museum’s permanent collection.   I’m not sure when they are doing the official “hanging” but if you get out to  Rodeo this weekend , visit the museum. It’s full of treasures! To get the back story…
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Jun
17
2014

Now Airing At The Media Center

Back Story - On The Set of Give Your Walls Some Soul

Huge thanks to Becky Sanders and the folks at the Media Center! My award-winning show, Give Your Walls Some Soul, is now airing at The Media Center in Palo Alto, CA! If you’d like to learn to paint, this is the show for you!  Over the years I’ve tackled a wide range of subjects and…
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Jun
16
2014

Countdown to Saturday’s Big Sale!

$100-$300

Oooof only 5 days left! It’s hard to believe I’ll only be in this studio space a few more days. It has been a wonderful home away from home. The locals know that I love company and when they see my car out front, they pop in for a visit. I’ll miss seeing everyone on…
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Jun
11
2014

Another Man’s Treasure

Another Man's Treasure, Pastel Circa 1998

Back in the late 1990′s, while I still had a full-time day job, I used to sketch during my lunch hour. I was fired up about making art my day job, and took every opportunity to create.   I tried to find close locations to create that were out of the flow of traffic, so I…
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Jun
06
2014

Blobilism

Fearless, Oil on Canvas 24x18" by Shannon Grissom

This painting started out as a sunflower, but I just wasn’t feeling it. There was a lot of texture underneath and I almost thew it away, thinking it would be too hard to paint over. But I decided to give it one last shot before it headed for the John Smith Collection. ( John Smith…
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Jun
05
2014

Saving Grace

Grace

In preparation for my moving sale, I spent Sunday cleaning out our garage and shuttling every last painting to the studio. There were about 100 pieces left. That’s a lot of art! At first I was sad and thought, “Wow, I need to do  a better job selling my art.” But then I realized that…
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