Carol Joy Shannon has loved travel, cities and art for a lifetime, and brought the three together when she became a full-time painter in the early E2000s. She made the decision to open her studio in downtown Raleigh, NC in 2008 and it is here that she works daily, and displays her Architectural
Abstract Paintings and Abstract Landscape Paintings.
Exciting, award-winning, thought-provoking
"The reduction of form and the use of false color have been the hallmarks of abstraction....and continue to capture our attention... Perhaps there is something about defamiliarizing recognized forms and concepts which strikes something deep within our consciousness, causing us to reevaluate what we think we know about our world. The abstract cityscapes of Carol Joy Shannon are certainly an example of the latter." Au Courant Magazine, December 2012
"The architectural precision that defines Carol Joy Shannon's body of work offers a vusal framework for her fantastical painted urban environments. The grid-like structures that Shannon paints form the basis of her composition and color palette...Yet, her varied experiences traveling the world are what instill these canvases with a passion for place." A Sense of Place, Miriam Preston Block Gallery, Raleigh Arts Commission
First Place Overall at the Piedmont Park Summer Arts & Crafts Festival in Atlanta in August 2012
First Place "home and hearth" Visual Art Exchange, October 2012 "everything we wanted" 40 x 30 acrylic
Featured artist for the 29th annual "For the Love of Art" auction to benefit Visual Art Exchange in Feb '13
(Neighborhood #8 "meridian," 31 x 31 acrylic & graphite, raised $2600 for Visual Art Exchange)
Carol Joy Shannon's paintings are at 311 West Martin Street Galleries and Studios, 311 West Martin Street in the Warehouse District in downtown Raleigh....hours are 11 am to 6 pm Wednesday through Saturday and by appointment...919-436-6987...Carol Joy's paintings are also on view at the Miriam Block Gallery in the Raleigh muncipal building on Hargett Street from Feb. 7 through the end of March and at Saxapahaw Artists in Saxapahaw. Look for Carol Joy's work at the Artisan Direct Ltd. at Art Expo NY in late March, as part of the ChromaZones "no holds barred" exhibit at the Durham Art Guild SunTrust Gallery, and upcoming shows: Artsplosure Raleigh in May and Decatur Art Festival near Atlanta in late May. Also posted on Facebook at Carol Joy Shannon Paintings.
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