Hello Art Lovers! I hope this first triannual note finds you and yours well. 2022 has been incredibly busy for me thus far. Here are a few highlights: January kicked off with the amazing news that I won Best of Show for the inaugural Bill Neale Automotive Art Award . I was blown away by the honor as amazing artists from all over submitted to the call. In late April, I was awarded Best of Show in the Camelback Gallery International Achievement Awards . Thank you judges!
I had a wonderful podcast interview with Cory at GT Garage Talk: Art, Technique, and Dream Cars with Shan Fannin . We chatted about my painting techniques, my eclectic top 20 wish list of cars, electric cars, and much more. Giving back through my art always makes me happy. Each year I donate artwork to a charity assisting children or animals. This year's donation, a Ford GT #68 print, helped the Center for Child Protection during their Ride, Drive, Give event. My husband Tony and I are traveling again and taking reference photos at car, motorcycle, and air shows. Recently, we attended the Lone Star Round Up, RADwood, and Pate at the Texas Motor Speedway. My goal is to head to Germany or Japan in the next year.
In my studio, I currently have a Corvette C1 and retired Navy jet on my easels. Planned soon are several small works, and then a series of vehicles with years of patina. Are you wondering where to see my paintings in person? I have added an exhibition calendar with current and future exhibitions. Print collectors, I have heard you! Introducing the newest limited edition print, 1970 Porsche 917k, 14"x34" total (image size is 10"x30" with 2" white border around). Available from Abend Gallery link below.
I’m thrilled to have images of 5 of my paintings as part of the Lunar Codex collections headed for the Moon over the next 2 years. I am delighted to be included into the first commercial mission featuring works by 15,000 contemporary creatives from 91 countries (plus one A.I.), in three lunar time capsules. These 5 original paintings (below) are available. What a great way to own a piece of history!
Thank you to Dr. Peralta, PoetsArtists, 33 Contemporary
Lastly, THANK YOU for your kind emails and replies to my posts. Clearer images of my paintings are on my webpage. Feel free to contact me regarding purchase, personalized commissions, interviews, and shipping options. All the best, Shan Austin, Texas
NOTE: Limited Edition giclee prints of several of my paintings are available through Abend Gallery. These giclee prints are numbered (only 25 issued), signed, dated, and come with a Letter of Authenticity.