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2019 Artists


Shannon Carlson

I find magic in the transformative quality of working with wax, pigment and fire. The elemental power of the material influences the creative process and lends the work a freedom of expression that is abundantly satisfying. In my most recent encaustic and mixed media work, I am concerned with different forms of energy, direction and movement in nature and the rare beauty found even in the starkest places. 

Shannon Carlson is a happily encamped Oregon native who returned to Portland after living in New Mexico and Georgia. Her work is influenced by a sense of place-places she has been in life and in travels-places held close in memory and imagination.

Community: Southeast Portland
Studio Number: 45
(503) 367-0027 |
Instagram: @shannoncarlsonart

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