Shannon, who currently resides and teaches on Salt Spring Island BC Canada has a degree in Textile Design and Art history from Alberta College of Art, Calgary, and Emily Carr College of Art, Vancouver in addition to a Masters in Arts Education - Simon Fraser University. She lived abroad for over a decade as well as studied, taught and exhibited in Japan, Thailand and the U.K. with sojourns throughout S.E. Asia for study and research. Her love of nature and abstracted botanical imagery culminated in repeat exhibits at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower show as well as the Museum of Garden History, London. Both her own textile work and her workshops utilize motifs, materials, techniques, cultural references and storytelling to record a journey through multiple cultures.
MFA Simon Fraser University