Shannon Abbey is a contemporary painter who lives and works in Petaluma, California with her cartoonist husband, Pete McDonnell and their son, Jacob.
Abbey was born in Eugene Oregon, and raised in Pullman, Washington.
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 throughout the United States, Australia and in the United Kingdom.
Shannon was awarded the 2022 Resident Artist Sperry Chalet in Glacier Nat'l Park Montana.
From a day of painting en plein air as the 2022 Sperry Chalet Resident Artist at Glacier Park Montana. I was set up to paint one hot morning in July. This female grizzly and her cub came down to cool off.