Artist Shannon Meadows Inspiration
Shannon hiking on Mt. Tamalpais.

Artist Shannon Meadows has always pursued methods of self-expression, writing poetry as a child and as a creative writing major and published author of short fiction in college. She also minored in dance, studying with several improvisational dance pioneers. After graduating, Shannon began a career in the technology industry first as a technical writer then in sales and executive leadership. An element of creativity is always present in her profession. Initially, she worked with companies whose software was used for graphics and animation for entertainment and the web. Later, Shannon applied her creativity to the strategic positioning and development of several tech start-up businesses, helping to create a market presence for new product categories in the Education Technology market. She now owns a consulting practice providing strategic business services for technology companies called Iris Creative.

Shannon at work painting a canvas
The Artist in Her Studio

Shannon began painting in 2000 when a massage therapist suggested painting and color therapy as a way to cope with stress. Shannon studied oil painting with Susan Manders, renowned Olympic artist, in Studio City near Los Angeles for ten years. After moving to Marin County in 2012, Shannon studied with renowned artist Michael Azgour, at College of Marin and privately in her studio and via Skype as he resides in Poland with his young family.
The move to Marin with its breathtaking coastal landscape and diffuse light has impacted Shannon’s work, evidenced through new subject matter and in a palette that has evolved to cool colors and neutral tones.

For more formal information about Shannon, check out her Resume.


Shannon’s exuberance represents pure emotion…

Shannon's expressive and uninhibited approach to painting has enabled her to create many vivid, exuberant works which are as much a representation of pure emotion as the subjects she portrays.     Michael Azgour, Artist www.azgour.com
Fine Art Oil Paintings
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Shannon's expressive and uninhibited approach to painting has enabled her to create many vivid, exuberant works which are as much a representation of pure emotion as the subjects she portrays.     Michael Azgour, Artist www.azgour.com

She has a magical way of capturing her subject ….

Twelve years ago, Shannon’s work came to my attention during an art workshop we were taking together.  She has a magical way of capturing her subject matter and bringing it to life on the canvas.  My first purchase was two kids hanging on a rope.  I know this was one of her favorites . . . as it was a long time before she would part with it.  Before her relocation to the Bay area, I acquired her painting of a serene/meditative woman’s face.  When I look at it, it reminds me to take a deep breath and believe that everything will work out.  Both paintings hang prominently in my home.     Heather Morrow, Collector
Fine Art Oil Paintings
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Twelve years ago, Shannon’s work came to my attention during an art workshop we were taking together.  She has a magical way of capturing her subject matter and bringing it to life on the canvas.  My first purchase was two kids hanging on a rope.  I know this was one of her favorites . . . as it was a long time before she would part with it.  Before her relocation to the Bay area, I acquired her painting of a serene/meditative woman’s face.  When I look at it, it reminds me to take a deep breath and believe that everything will work out.  Both paintings hang prominently in my home.     Heather Morrow, Collector

I am attracted to her vibrant colors, textures and movement…

"There is always a mystery hiding within Shannon Meadows work. I am attracted to her vibrant colors, textures and movement that create mood and atmosphere. We have one of her paintings in our home and she was one of our featured artists at our Post Production studio in Santa Monica California. Her work always brings conversation! Lastly, being a creative person myself, I am inspired by Shannon’s work as it invokes my own creative muse."

~Jahna, Co-Owner Lotus Post, Singer and Certified Mindfulness Facilitator

Fine Art Oil Paintings
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"There is always a mystery hiding within Shannon Meadows work. I am attracted to her vibrant colors, textures and movement that create mood and atmosphere. We have one of her paintings in our home and she was one of our featured artists at our Post Production studio in Santa Monica California. Her work always brings conversation! Lastly, being a creative person myself, I am inspired by Shannon’s work as it invokes my own creative muse." ~Jahna, Co-Owner Lotus Post, Singer and Certified Mindfulness Facilitator

Shannon’s work is so exquisitely composed…

"In January, the MCIL Auxiliary Board commissioned Shannon to compose a seascape to include the Iconic Golden Gate Bridge to use as the centerpiece for our annual gala, Angels by the Bay. Shannon's work is so exquisitely composed with beautiful content, color, and movement. We couldn't be more delighted to showcase this masterpiece. Thank you Shannon."

~Kathleen Woodcock, Director Community Resources, MCIL

Fine Art Oil Paintings
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"In January, the MCIL Auxiliary Board commissioned Shannon to compose a seascape to include the Iconic Golden Gate Bridge to use as the centerpiece for our annual gala, Angels by the Bay. Shannon's work is so exquisitely composed with beautiful content, color, and movement. We couldn't be more delighted to showcase this masterpiece. Thank you Shannon." ~Kathleen Woodcock, Director Community Resources, MCIL

Shannon’s work impresses me…

“Shannon’s work impresses me as she continues to evolve, always constantly asking more through risk taking, experimentation, use of color and composition.  The canvasses clearly speak for themselves inasmuch they reflect her strength as a painter.”

~Susan Manders, Olympic Artist

Fine Art Oil Paintings
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“Shannon’s work impresses me as she continues to evolve, always constantly asking more through risk taking, experimentation, use of color and composition.  The canvasses clearly speak for themselves inasmuch they reflect her strength as a painter.” ~Susan Manders, Olympic Artist