Shannon Abbey is best known for her expressive and vivid animal portraiture. Her masterful painting style, her strong drawing skills and her ability to capture the inner and outer personality of her subjects makes her pet portraits much more than a likeness of a beloved family member.
Give yourself the special gift of a hand drawn pastel or acrylic portrait of your favorite Pal
by Shannon Abbey.
Shannon is inspired by the traditional techniques of Old Masters Portraiture and Contemporary Realism of Northern California. Her paintings are exhibited in numerous private collections and collectors include some of the top dog breeders in the United States, Australia and in the United Kingdom.
Looking for custom illustration for your children's book, magazine, web site, integrated communications, or advertising? Shannon Abbey has been completing illustration contracts since 1991. Past clients include Pottery Barn, At&t, The Wall Street Journal, Trader Joe's and many others.
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As a result of the Covid-19 Shelter in Place guidelines, and seeing musicians, actors and other painters being Covid heroes and posting fun stuff, I am creating and posting (almost) daily pet portrait painting videos! Each day I choose a new photo to paint...
It's nice to think back on before...
In early March 2020, I moved my 88 year old mother from Spokane to Seattle Washington. This was when Covid was just getting started.