• 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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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

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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

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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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May
05
2015

Unfinished Business

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“Life… is not simply a series of exciting new ventures. The future is not always a whole new ball game. There tends to be unfinished business. One trails all sorts of things around with one, things that simply won’t be got rid of.“ Anita Brookner Twenty years ago, my first teacher called me the “Queen…
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Apr
28
2015

Mobile Ready or Not Here I Come

Webmaster Tools

My friend and multi-media guru, Jan Janes, alerted me that Google would be changing their algorithms again. The most recent changes would encourage mobile-friendly sites, and penalize sites that are not. Jan kindly forwarded me this link to test my sites: https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/.  I’m happy to report that TodayIAmGratefulfor.me passed with flying colors but  ShannonGrissom.info failed…
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Apr
21
2015

Yosemite Western Artists 43rd Annual Tri County Show

Tri County Show

I’m so looking forward to the Yosemite Western Artists 43rd Annual Tri County Show at Timberline Gallery, and you’re invited! I can’t make the opening reception, but I’ll be there on Saturday May 9th from 12:00- 2:30 pm. Here’s a sneak peak at my work As you can see  I chose a palette knife piece…
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Apr
14
2015

Maximizing A Live Model Session

Grace Cassidy

Most Fridays you will find me at the Gertrude School in Ahwahnee, CA,  painting from a live model with the Yosemite Western Artists. Over the last five months, I’ve had some good and some tough sessions..  Like the game of golf, good day and off days are the nature of the beast. That being said,…
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Apr
07
2015

Coming Soon~ New Art Classes!

Brushes

Have you been thinking of trying your hand at oil painting? Are you looking for a fun, supportive place to create?Well have I got good news for you!  I’ll be opening new classes starting in June. Seating is limited so if you are thinking of enrolling, now’s the time to do it!   Ongoing Classes~…
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Mar
31
2015

Art In Place

Ella @ Nagaredas

For many years, Dr. Craig Nagareda and his wife Karen,  have been tremendous patrons and supporters of my artwork and music. They rock! Yesterday, I was at the Nagaredas doing a photo shoot of their beautiful and sweet Australian Shepherd, Yuki.   (I’m excited to report I’ll  be painting her portrait soon.) Anyway, I got…
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