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Born 1969 in California, artist Shannon “Shan” Fannin brings vehicles to life with a combination of photorealism and abstraction. Painting in a unique style using acrylics, hands, and brushes allows her to focus on the vehicle while giving a hint of the abstract surroundings. Fannin travels internationally to photograph vehicles and talk with their owners to enhance her creative process.


Fannin’s paintings have been shown in 2 solo exhibitions, with a 3rd coming in 2021. She has shown in national galleries throughout the United States including several Best of America and International exhibitions. She has been published in Greek, British, and American publications including PoetsArtists, American Art Collector, and Fine Art Connoisseur Blog, and Where Women Create. Fannin artworks are currently available through 33 Contemporary, The Good Art Company, Abend, and Zhou B Art Center Gallery. 






Vehicles are more than appliances to get us from Point A to B - they are mobile sculptures that reflect our personality. My paintings capture some of that personality with the vehicles from our past, or those we dream of one day driving. The greatest compliment I receive is when my viewer not only appreciates the subject depicted, but happily shares memories/dreams of why the painting speaks personally with them. 







Abend Gallery, Denver, CO

March 2021



“Chrome to Canvas”

Link and Pin Gallery

2235 E 6th St #102, Austin, TX

September 1-October 1, 2017



Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance, Self-Titled Exhibition

Fernandina Beach, Florida

March 11-13, 2016









National Oil & Acrylic Painter’s Society “Best of America Exhibition”, Cutter & Cutter Gallery, Saint Augustine, FL


International Guild of Realism Annual Exhibition, Principle Gallery, Charleston, SC 


Abend Gallery - Annual Miniature Exhibition, Denver, Colorado 


National Oil & Acrylic Painter's Society Spring International Spring Exhibition 


People’s Gallery - Statewide Exhibition, Austin City Hall, March-December 


High Five: Celebrating 5 Women Artists, Old Bakery & Emporium Gallery, Austin, TX , April (Canceled due to Pandemic)






33 Contemporary Gallery- Silent Stories Exhibition , "Pack of Schwinns", Chicago, IL 


Old Bakery & Emporium Small Works Exhibition, December 


Abend Gallery Holiday Miniatures Exhibition, November 


Allied Artists of America “Best of America” Exhibition, Salmagundi Club in New York City, Aug-Sept 


National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society “Best of America" exhibition, Montegomery-Lee Fine Art Gallery in Park City, Utah 


Abend Gallery 5”x5” exhibition 


National Oil & Acrylic Painter’s Society Spring Online International Exhibition 


People’s Gallery, Austin City Hall, Austin, TX, (statewide competition), January 2019-December 2019 


Adorn Me Exhibition - PoetsArtists Magazine/Zhou B Art Center Gallery February-March 


In Celebration of Women Artists Exhibition (International Women’s Month) - Skidmore Contemporary Gallery, March






Anything But The Figure Exhibition - PoetsArtists Magazine/Zhou B Art Center Gallery September-October 


National Oil & Acrylic Painter’s Society “Best of America” at Eisele Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia, September14-October 13 


Distinction Gallery “Flamin Bettys-Immortalized” Charity Exhibition, August-September 


Zhou Art Center Gallery Showcase in partnership with Poets Artists Magazine/ Artsy , Chicago, June-August 


Allied Artists of America Annual Online Associates Exhibition 


National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society 2018 Spring International online exhibition-Award of Merit for 1971 Mercedes AMG 300 


Viva Le Femme, L'Atelier Gallery, Great Barrington, MA, April 7-June 30, 2018 


National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society – “Best of America” Small Works Exhibition, April 30-May 26, 2018, Richland Fine Art Gallery, Nashville, TN 


40th Annual Lubbock Arts Festival – Featured Artist, April 2018 


Art for the People Gallery, February-March 2018






National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society – “Best of America” Exhibition, October 16-November 11, 2017, Castle Gallery 


Texas Statewide Art Hop Competition/Exhibition, Georgetown Art Center Gallery, Sept–October 2017 


Build Hope, Not Walls Fundraising Exhibition, 150 International Artists Donating Artwork to assist American Immigrants/Refugees, October 2017 


FINALIST – Best Cover Finalist for Porsche Club of America Magazine, Horizons (Texas edition), Porsche 356 


American Women Artists – National Juried Exhibition, “Under a Vast Sky”, Oct-December 2017, Tucson Desert Art Museum, Arizona. 


BIG Show – Texas State University Statewide Exhibition, June-August 2017 


National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society – Spring International On-line Exhibit 


International Shortlist Finalist – Artslant Georgia Fee Paris Residency – May 2017 


HERstory – Manhattan Arts International – AWARD OF EXCELLENCE WINNER, Apr-Jun 2017, 


25th Annual Hilton Head Biennale National Juried Exhibition, Walter Greer Gallery, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, May 2017 


84th Annual Hudson Valley Art Association Juried Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, New York, Apr-May 2017 


Art Slant 2nd 2017 Prize Showcase Winner,






National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society Fall 2016 International Online Exhibition, 


small works, BIG TALENT, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA December 


Texas Statewide Art Hop Competition/Exhibition, Georgetown Art Center Gallery, 816 S Main St, Georgetown, TX 78626 Oct-November 2016 


National Association of Women Artists, “A Sight for Sore Eyes” National Online Exhibition, Oct 2016-Jan 2017



Texas State University – The BIG Show – 1st PLACE WINNER (1963 Mercury Monterey) , Texas State University Gallery Round Rock Campus, July-August 2016 


2016 Spring National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS) INTERNATIONAL ON-LINE Exhibition 


Riverbend Inspirational Gallery Exhibition, Creative Arts Society of Austin, Feb-May 2016 


Bass Concert Hall, Creative Arts Society Member Exhibition, Jan-May 2016


Austin Bergstrom International Airport – Featured Artist, Austin, Texas, Jan-July 2016






EAST Austin Studio Tour – The EAST Space Gallery, Austin, November 2015 


Texas Statewide Art Hop Competition/Exhibition, Georgetown Art Center Gallery, October 2016 


Road Trippin’ Exhibition, Georgetown Art Center Gallery, July-August 2015 


Super Rad Art Collective – Taco Exhibition (Keeping Austin Weird) 


Art Space Gallery – Round Rock, “From Insects to Elephants” Animal Exhibition (Charity event Austin Animal Shelter) 


WEST Austin Studio Tour – 9 Spirited Women Artists, May 2015 


Texas State University IMAGINE Exhibition, Texas State University Gallery Round Rock Campus, Feb-May 2015 


Contemporary Austin Museum 5″x7″ Exhibition, Brazos Hall Gallery, February 26, 2015 


Austin Fine Art Gallery “Go Figure” Exhibition, Feb-March 2015 


Art Space of Austin “Love” Exhibition, Artspace Gallery, Feb-March 2015 


Riverbend Inspirational Gallery Exhibit, Jan-April 2015






Amplify & Creative Arts Society Exhibition, Oct-Dec 2014 


EAST Austin Studio Tour, November 2014 


Texas Statewide Art Hop Competition/Exhibition, October 2014 


Romani Gallery, Open Artist’s Exhibit, August 2014


Old Bakery & Emporium Gallery – Best of Austin Artists @ Work, Aug-Sept 2014 


Romani Gallery, “It Ain’t Nothin’ Without a Woman’s Art” Exhibition (Austin Women Artists), July-Aug 2014 


Unite Austin Fundraiser & Art Exhibition, June 2014 


Texas State University BIG SHOW, Texas State University, June-Aug 2014 


Art Space Gallery – Round Rock, Pen/Ink/Pencil Exhibit, June 2014 


Art Nova Gallery Acoustic Canvas Exhibition, June 2014 


Pine Street Station Gallery All Aboard Exhibition, June 2014 


WEST Austin Studio Tour, May 2014


Art Space Gallery – Round Rock, Abstracts & Sculpture Exhibit, May 2014


38th Annual ACC Student Art Exhibition, Dougherty Arts Center Gallery, Apr-May 2014 


Capturing Our Dynamics, Black History Celebration Exhibit – 1st Place Winner ("Comfortably Brooding") , Kramer Gallery,

March 2014 


Art Majors Figurative Exhibition, Kramer Gallery, Feb-Apr 2014






EAST Austin Studio Tour, Pine Street Gallery, Nov 2013 


Art Majors Exhibition, Kramer Gallery, Nov-Dec 2013 






American Women Artists (Associate Member with Distinction)


National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society (Signature Member)


Allied Artists of America, International Guild of Realism


Mondial Art Academia (France) 






Austin Community College Art Courses 2012-2013: Design 1, Watercolor 1, Life Drawing 1-3, Drawing 1, Painting 1-2 












PUBLICATION: Vintageuro Featured Artist - “Meet Automotive Artist, Shan Fannin”


INTERVIEW: Art Rendezvous featured on YouTube and Facebook Live, May 31


PUBLICATION: American Art Collector Online -June Realism Issue


PUBLICATION: American Art Collector Magazine -”Still Lifes” Issue, January






PUBLICATION: Poets Artists Magazine - “Variety Issue”, TBA


BLOG POST: Motorcities National Heritage Partnership (affiliated with National Parks Dept) Story of the Week: Shannon Fannin


PODCAST: Femcanic Garage - December (Episode #32)


PUBLICATION: North Light Books - 2018 Acrylic Competition Winner, Acrylic Works 6, Creative Energy!, Painting included: 2016 Ford GT #68


PUBLICATION: Poets Artists Magazine - “Adorn Me” Issue, February 2019






BLOG POST: VoyageHouston Featured Artist - Meet Shannon Fannin of Art by Shan Fannin


BLOG POST: What’s Hamptoning Artist Feature- ”Never Too Late to Create”


PUBLICATION: Anything but Painting the Figure, Poets Artists Magazine, Sept/Oct 2018


PUBLICATION: Guest Writer “Expanding Your Creativity Through Travel”, Artists on Art Magazine, July/August 2018


BLOG POST: Artospective Featured Artist , 6/14/18


PUBLICATION: Mustang Owners Club of Great Britain, Round Up Magazine, July/August 2018


PUBLICATION: Glorious Color, Poets Artists Magazine, June 2018


PUBLICATION: North Light Books’ 2017 Acrylic Competition Winner, AcrylicWorks 5: Bold Values! Painting included:

1959 Cadillac El Dorado


BLOG POST: Ford Europe Artist Interview March 28, 2018


PUBLICATION: Bevie Magazine, "Fast Lane" Issue, May 2018


PUBLICATION: Creative Quarterly, Issue No. 51, runner up with 1944 T6 Texas Airplane


PUBLICATION: Pinstriping & Kustom Graphics Magazine, Feature Artist - United Kingdom - January 2018


PUBLICATION: The Artist's Magazine 34th Annual Art Competition, 1930 Indian Scout 101 , Still Life/Interior category FINALIST, March 2018 issue. 






PODCAST: "All the Things" with Editor/Creator of Bevie Magazine, Melanie Allison. Air Date on iTunes 10/27/17


PUBLICATION: City of Round Rock Arts & Culture Directory, Cover Artwork by Shan Fannin Rolls Royce Phantom, 2017-2018 issue


PUBLICATION: Times Advocate Newspaper September 8, 2017, Feature


PUBLICATION: Fine Art Today/Fine Art Connoisseur "Chrome to Canvas" Solo Exhibition September 14, 2017 Feature


PUBLICATION: American Art Collector - Collector's Focus-Planes, Trains, & Automobiles, October 2017 Issue


RADIO INTERVIEW: KOOP Austin, Interview August 28, 2017


PUBLICATION: American Iron Magazine - August, Feature


PUBLICATION: Where Women Create Business - Feature Story, October, 2017


PUBLICATION: Soferina Magazine - Feature Artist, Greece - Fall 2017


PUBLICATION: Born to Ride Motorcycle Media , July 2017


PUBLICATION: Bevie Magazine, Looking Glass Issue, Feature Artist, July, 2017


PUBLICATION: In2Motorsports, Featured Artist, June, 2017


PUBLICATION: North Light Books’ 2017 acrylics competition AcrylicWorks 5: Bold Values!

May 2018, Painting included: 1959 Cadillac El Dorado


PUBLICATION: Artists on Art Feature Writer - May/June issue, "So Many Paths To The Same Destination", Issue 23




PUBLICATION: Average Art Magazine, Artist Feature, (United Kingdom) - April 2017


PUBLICATION: Bevie Magazine - Color Rush Issue, pages 180-184 (4 paintings featured)

March 2017


GUEST SPEAKER: Creative Women's Summit - 1hr interview

"You are never too old to follow your dreams", February 13-16, 2017

NOTE: A portion of this video can be seen on YouTube here:


PUBLICATION: Artists on Art Feature Writer - February/March issue

“The Educational Road to Becoming a Successful Artist” - Part 1 (Part 2 out in June/July 2017)


PUBLICATION: Bored Panda artist feature, January 10, 2017


PUBLICATION: Creative Quarterly Magazine - Issue 46 Spring/Summer 2017 , WINNER - Fine Art Professional


PUBLICATION: CREATE! Magazine Blog - Marketing Tips for Creatives by Shan Fannin, 1/5/17






PODCAST: Cars Yeah - Featured Artist, Shan Fannin


PUBLICATION: CREATE! Magazine - Inaugural Issue, November 2016


PUBLICATION: International Lux Digital Magazine - Special Article/Featured Artist , August 2016


PUBLICATION: Creative Quarterly #43 - Professional Artist Runner Up , Summer 2016


PUBLICATION: Featured Artist on Studio Vox Online Art Magazine - January 7, 2016

"Getting Your Art Career Up and Running: Where do I go from here?"


PUBLICATION: Rio Review winter edition (Austin Community College)

2 paintings (Kyoto Alleyway and Mercury Monterey) featured in journalism/creative writing book






PUBLICATION: Featured Artist of the Day - Artsy Shark Online Magazine


PUBLICATION: Featured Artist - Shannon Fannin - Studio Vox, November 2015


PUBLICATION: National Endowment for the Arts -50th Anniversary, "My Story" Article


PUBLICATION: Arrow Online Art Magazine, Artist Feature, , October 2015


PUBLICATION: Austin Citygram Digital Magazine , The Art Issue, Sept/October 2015