Short Bio for Shan Fannin
Vehicles are more than appliances to get us from Point A to B - they are mobile sculptures that reflect our personality. My paintings capture some of that personality with the vehicles
from our past, or those we dream of one day driving. The greatest compliment I
receive is when my viewer not only appreciates the subject depicted, but happily
shares memories/dreams of why the painting speaks personally with them.
Brief Statement About My Work: Being a female artist in the world is challenging. Being a female artist that creates paintings of machines is even more so. Our world feels that the automotive, motorcycle, aviation, and transportation industries should be male dominated. The same thinking applies to art work that focuses on depicting these mechanical objects. I often hear: "Wow, you're a woman!", when people see my work. They just assume I am a man, and that's why I paint my subjects. I plan on changing their perception of art and who is creating it. I didn't start my journey as an artist, let alone a vehicle artist, until I was 44yo. I raised a family, cared for elderly relatives, and had a career in the corporate world. I believe that nothing should hold us back from reaching for the stars. No matter our age, ethnicity, religion, or gender. There are so many strong creative women in this world that are working hard to change the way people see art. We observe and record through our creativity and by sharing our stories with others. My goal is to be one of those strong women. To change the mind of the world, one vehicle painting at a time.
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