I am an artist in many mediums. Make-up Artistry has been my profession for the last two decades, but I also create in a variety of other ways.
Since I can remember I have been an artist. I still have some drawings that I did when I was around 5 years old as my mother kept them stored. My paternal grandmother was very accomplished artist, mainly in pastels that I remember. She always gave me art supplies for birthday presents.
I greatly enjoyed art in high school, but in those days to get a job and earn a living you didn’t study art. So I pursued other options. I never stopped creating; I just did it informally. I took workshops in different areas constantly – oil painting, pottery, fused glass, sculpting, water colours, etc. I never stopped learning and I never stopped enjoying the process.
Designing and constructing costumes and props for theatre and wearable art shows has been a great way to incorporate a lot of my skills and stretch myself to figure out how to make things work the way I want them to.
Over the last several years I’ve been diligently doing art at least weekly. And I’ve notice a lot of improvement in my techniques and abilities. Taking part in online challenges is a great motivator and an opportunity to try things I’ve never done before.
I’m very fortunate to be in a position to go to college to study fine art and design full-time. More things to learn and create! I find with my life experiences that I have a better grasp of the work process and how to manage my time to optimize my output. I hope to continue on to complete a Fine Arts degree.
I blog about my art – those posts are listed below:
I have a page for my art on Facebook at Shannon Fennell Art – check it out and give it a like!