Shannon Phillips - Abstract Artist
Shannon Phillips is an extremely gifted, successful and influential South African Abstract artist, who specialises in creating artwork that is simplistic, modernistic and functional. Inspired at an early age to be creative, her passion for art has continued to evolve and through experimenting in various mediums Shannon has achieved a signature style. Having had numerous triumphant exhibitions and exhibiting her works at many galleries, her art pieces are much sought after locally and internationally.
Shannon is at her happiest when she is in the sanctity of her studio with a paint brush in her hand and an enormous canvas awaiting her magical touch. With breath-taking views of the Atlantic Ocean, Shannon finds the inspiration to create her masterpieces.
Specialising in oil painting, mixed media and etched metal, Shannon uses colours of subtle hues. Subjects of various shapes, flowers and landscapes are chosen within which she embeds the shimmering engraved metal pieces. Shannon enthuses, "I love the etched look and I have a thing about bringing light into my work. Abstract painting is my passion! I love the different textures, love spilling the paint and adding words to my work. "She adds, "The physical action of pouring the paint, just the doing of it and creating a work with balance and form elates me."
CONTACT SHANNON PHILLIPS ON 083 3691818 or email shannon(@)shannonphillips.co.za
Having branched out into Ceramics, and preferring the "unstructured art" style, Shannon experimented with porcelain and created a series of bowls. Each bowl is individually created making them unique in appearance. After having an exhibition at the Design INDABA in 2010, they were discovered by a national chain store. Currently, Shannon is working on her "Inner Child" range which is a range of porcelain children; each has its own unique character and is beautifully and superbly crafted.