Subconcious Salmon, late 1990's
sterling silver and emerald
2" x 2 1/2 "
Donated by the Artist
Shannon Ford is an interdisciplinary artist, teacher, speaker and coach. She attended The Alberta College of Art, studying fine art, design, printmaking, sculpture and received her diploma in Metalsmithing in 1982. Twenty years later, in 2004, she chose to once again attend the Alberta College of Art and Design to receive her BFA.
Shannon has spoken at schools and to both private and corporate groups. For a period of 5 years, she was provided a private display at the Tyrell Museum of Paleontology for her sculpture collection. Shannon has received numerous awards and commissions, and her work rests in private and corporate collections around the world.
Shannon Ford's painting and sculpture evoke the viewer to participate, to come forth and explore this dimension, which is at once distinct and innovative. An advocate of the importance of focused creativity in achieving one's potential, the artist expresses the depth of her vision into another horizon of visual sensibility, spirituality and emotion.
In early 2011, Shannon Ford had been approached by one of Brazil's equine magazines for a feature article on her equine paintings, specifically those of the Mangalarga Marchadors, Brazil's National Horse. (Shannon shares her enthusiasm about these horses; her own Marchador mares often model for her paintings). The national publication's article came out in June, 2011. Shannon's work can be found locally at the Lloyd Gallery.