• Best of Both Worlds

    Shannon’s Fine Art

    I love my partnership with Fine Art America, and you will too! 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 Art America has been in business…
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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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    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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Oct
27
2014

Shannon’s Fine Art

Best of Both Worlds

I love my partnership with Fine Art America, and you will too! 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 Art America has been in business…
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Nov
25
2014

Sock Monkey Cyber Monday Starts Now

Sock Monkey Golf Club Headcover and Leta Lindley

Jane Spicer, president of Daphne’s Headcovers has done it again! I’m happy to report that Monkey Made of Sockies, along with a number of very cool golf club covers from Daphne’s Headcovers, has made Forbes Holiday Gift Guide For Golfers! Monkey Made of Sockies Headcovers make great gifts for golfers, and we are finding that…
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Nov
21
2014

Need To Cry

Yosemite Springs Lake

Last week the rhythm guitar part of this song came to me out of the blue. I recorded a snippet so I wouldn’t lose it  but I had no idea what I was going to do with it. Yesterday I sat down to see what the music had to say, but it didn’t feel like…
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Nov
18
2014

Time Under The Brush

Reference Photo

About a month ago I  joined the Yosemite Western Artists (YWA) organization. (They came highly recommended by several artists when I took the Sierra Art Trails Tour.) Last Friday I attended my first event, one of their weekly Portrait Painting From Life gatherings.   I’m so glad I did!  I found the artists to be warm,…
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Nov
11
2014

Artistic License

Artistic License, Oil on Canvas, 16"x20" by Shannon Grissom, California Landscape

A group of my  friends recently came up for a weekend visit. We all love to hike/walk, and Saturday afternoon we decided to take a stroll around the lake.  As we approached the lake, they immediately recognized the scene from a couple of paintings I had in progress, and noted that I took a lot…
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Oct
30
2014

What Are You Afraid Of?

ScaryShrub

What are you afraid of? Painting portraits? Trees? Abstracts? Writing songs? Novels? Haiku? Well for me, today, it was scary shrubs. (Hey try to say that one three times fast!) Scary Shrubs. Scary Shrubs Scary Shrubs. Go ahead, I’ll wait….. It wasn’t actually the shrubs that scared me. I had long sleeves, loppers, and gloves.…
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Oct
24
2014

City Boy

City Boy, Oil on Canvas, 16' x 20" By Shannon Grissom

Throughout the birth of this painting, Keb Mo’s City Boy played via my mind’s ear. That song, and his heartfelt performance, has always touched me deeply. I painted until I felt that the music was embodied in the Manzanita. I hope you can hear it!   City Boy Oil on Canvas 20″ x 16″ $980.00…
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Oct
23
2014

Skinny Jeans

Pocket

We were out for breakfast not long ago and our waitress was an adorable young  woman dressed in skinny jeans. What popped into my head was, “Wow, they look great on her! Skinny jeans don’t work for me. All my excess needs to be free.” I jotted down my song idea on the napkin and…
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Oct
21
2014

Do You Have A Place To Create?

Coarsegold Studio1

It’s hard to believe it was a month ago today,  that we relocated from Hollister, CA to our new mountain home in Coarsegold, CA. It’s been a whirlwind adventure, but now it feels like the dust is finally settling.  I am loving it here, and the new neighbors are awesome!     I think the…
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Oct
13
2014

Dooo Doo Doo Looking Out My Back Door

Over The Line

I am completely inspired by the land just outside my back door! We live on Revis Mountain,  and the paintings below are from my back patio, looking west towards Lilley Mountain.                                                …
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Oct
03
2014

Practice Stopping

Best of Both Worlds

There are many schools of thought about how and when to finish a painting. One of my favorite blogs posts on the subject comes from Gregory Manchess’s post “10 Things… Knowing When to Stop” Manchess suggests that the artist “Practice Stopping”. Now that might sound like a silly thing to do. But I think it…
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Sep
30
2014

Best of Both Worlds

First Statement  Best of Both Worlds

I’ve always been a studio painter. I like the comforts of running water, indoor plumbing and air conditioning. But our new home in the Sierra foothills is definitely made for outdoor living . Now I have the best of both worlds. We’ve got a covered patio with a ceiling fan so I can leave one…
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Sep
18
2014

Up Side Up

UpSideUp

As a kid, I had trouble with  the phrase “right side up”. It always came out “up side up.” And though our mother repeatedly tried to correct my choice of words, her corrections never took. A I pack up the last of our home , I’m thinking maybe my choice of words wasn’t so off…
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Sep
14
2014

Plumb Out of Blues

"Plumb Out of Blues" Oil on Canvas, 16x20

Several years ago, I took this photo at the Farmers Market in downtown Hollister, CA.   I  loved listening to her play and thought someday I would paint the scene. Fast forward to early  summer when I discovered the Waterlogue App. I uploaded this photo and the  Waterlogue app created this really cool digital watercolor.…
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Sep
09
2014

New Address: Above The Fog and Below The Snow

Do Do Do,  Looking Out My Back Door

If you’d have told me last year that I’d be leaving San Benito County, I wouldn’t have believed you. During our 14 years here, the land and it’s people have become such a huge part of who I am, and what I create. Something shifted this spring though, when we took a drive to the…
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Sep
02
2014

Ask Away Just Be Nice About It

Heart

This list, originally from the California Arts Council, was making the rounds on Facebook last week and landed on my page. While some items struck a chord with me, other parts of it I found dissonant:   Here are my unvarnished thoughts on the list. 10. “I’ll just get my friend to make me one…
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Aug
26
2014

Check Advantage Labor Day Sale

Shannon WIne Labels

The Check Advantage Labor Day Sale starts now! Now you can get $3.00 off all return address labels. Here are a couple of my designs. There are many more: This from the Check Advantage folks: Give Your Mail a Personalized Finishing Touch! The most annoying part about filling out envelopes is remembering to put your…
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