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About the Artist


Hi, my name is Shannon Emmanuel. I paint whimsical figurative paintings that share a message of resilience, innocence and joy. Inspired by European masters, contemporary portrait artists, turn of the century fairytales and my four biracial daughters I produce figurative artwork that celebrates diversity, love of nature and the curiosity of a child.

I work in acrylic, oil and gouache and continue to experiment with materials and techniques as I explore how the mediums best interpret my favourite motifs.

I live in a 100 year old home in rural B.C. with my husband, four daughters and several pets. Painting is a great place for me to feel connected to my inner world and share my inspirations with you. Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to sharing my work with you!

Artist Bio

Born and raised in Nova Scotia and moved to British Columbia in 1995, her work has been shown as a student in the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and more recently shown the past three years in the juried 'International Artists' Day' show at 100 Braid St Studios in New Westminster, the 2019 'Ensemble' show at the ACT Art Gallery in Maple Ridge, the 2019 'Positively Petites' show at Place des Arts in Millardville, Coquitlam as well as several commercial properties and local municipal displays including the FVRL.


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