1959 Cadillac El Dorado
2016, Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 36 x 1.5 in.
Shan Fannin is a realist vehicle painter living in Austin, Texas. Born in California, she received a scholarship to become a special needs art teacher, but joined her family business and pursued a marketing career. Stepping away from the corporate world to raise a family, Fannin returned to art after a 25-year hiatus to take community college art classes. She became a professional artist in February, 2015. Fannin creates her large, vibrant acrylic paintings with with her palms, fingers, and brushes. She states her work as 90% realism and 10% abstraction. Fannin's work has been shown in numerous national galleries and Best of America exhibitions. She has had two solo exhibitions, and her paintings have been published in American, Greek, and British publications including: American Art Collector, Soferina, Fine Art Connoisseur, Where Women Create Business, North Light Books, and Creative Quarterly. She was on the international shortlist of 13 artists/writers for the 2017 Artslant Georgia Fee Paris Residency. Fannin has been a guest art writer for: Artists on Art, Create!, Where Women Create Business, Manhattan Arts International, and Fine Art Today. She is represented by 33 Contemporary, Abend Gallery, The Good Art Company, and Zhou B Art Center Gallery.