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Happy 2020 from Art by Shan Fannin

Hello Realist Vehicle Art Lovers!

Happy 2020 to you and yours! I hope this newsletter finds you well and staying warm in these cold January temperatures. 

You may have noticed that I lapsed on newsletters last year. To be honest, it was a difficult year for me. Our family dealt with the passing of a loved one, physical & mental health, and injury. Although I created new paintings, I pulled back quite a bit from exhibitions and events in order to care for family. I so love being an artist, but I also juggle the wife, mom, daughter, and friend hats when not painting. Those hats took precedence much of the year. 

HIGHLIGHTS OF 2019: Galleries: I am so thankful to be working with 33 Contemporary Gallery and Zhou B Art Center both in Chicago, Illinois, Abend Gallery in Denver, Colorado, and Good Art Company Gallery in Fredricksburg, Texas. 2019 brought new gallery representation and collectors for my artwork.

I also said goodbye to closing galleries Sirona and L’Atelier Berkshires. Their amazing curators are off to new creative adventures and I wish them the best of luck.


Podcast: Featured Guest on Femcanic Garage Podcast



PoetsArtists Magazine Variety and Adorn Me issues, Northlight Books Acrylic Competition Winner, Acrylic Works 6, Creative Energy!Motorcities National Heritage Partnership feature


Exhibitions with:


Travel: My husband and I took a trip to Los Angeles, California to visit the Lyon’s Air Museum, Petersen Museum, Automobile Driving Museum, and several car shows. My 1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia painting was created from that trip (and has found a forever home with a new collector). More paintings will be created this year from that trip. We are also making plans to possibly visit Germany in the near future (BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Porsche, Volkswagen). 


Currently and in the Near Future:

  • Currently in the January issue of American Art Collector – “Still Life” through your local bookstore (pg 72)

  • April exhibition titled: High 5 – Celebrating 5 Texas Female Artists, Old Bakery & Emporium, Austin, Texas Working with new galleries for representation from coast-to-coast and internationally, making my work available through online markets, and publications. I have a few projects that I’m working on and will share them as they develop. 


ON MY EASEL:  I am currently working on a 24″x36″ Porsche 911 that we photographed in Los Angeles. After that, expect to see: a vintage Canadian car, classic Japanese motorcycle, a large American truck,  and perhaps an airplane. I want to thank my newest collectors that purchased original paintings and limited edition giclees in the last year. Special thanks to gallery directors: Mary Katherine, Sergio Gomez/Didi Menendez, The Zhou Brothers, and Dave Ethridge for believing in me and my paintings.  I hope this newsletter finds you and yours happy, healthy, and excited about the new year. As always, THANK YOU for your kind emails and replies to my posts. Clearer images of my newest works are on my webpage below. My paintings are available for purchase unless otherwise stated that they are in collections. Feel free to contact me (or the gallery stated) regarding purchase and shipping options. 

All the Best,  Shan P.S. See below for more pics from 2019

NOTE: I love creating personalized commissions. Send me a message regarding pricing and shipping options. Images shown above from left to right: (1)Me in my studio Dec 2019, (2)paintings I created in 2019, (3)holding the January 2020 issue of American Art Collector featuring my “Pack of Schwinns” painting (available through 33 Contemporary Gallery, Chicago). 

Shown Below are additional events that happened in 2019 (starting from left): (1)Me after cycling crash in June (nothing broken thankfully, but 5wks to recover), (2)working in my studio on Sully’s Royal Enfield painting, (3)in Long Beach photographing references at the Automobile Driving Museum

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