About the Artist
Hi, my name is Shannon Emmanuel. I paint whimsical figurative paintings that share my love of nature and childhood and share a message of resilience, innocence and joy. I am inspired by European masters, 20th century North American painters and turn of the century fairytale illustrators. My muses are often my four biracial daughters who inspire 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, 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!
Born and raised in Nova Scotia and moved to British Columbia in 1995, my work has been shown as a student in the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and more recently at local juried 'International Artists' Day' shows 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.
Since Covid I have focused on building an online community of collectors that appreciate the diversity, traditional elements and stories of my work from Europe and all over North America.
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