Kim Shannon / About the observed world

I have always enjoyed the observed world, and the challenge of bringing that together with an interior one

I paint the things that are around the house; things lived with – the beauty of an accidental arrangement of shapes and spaces

By Artsfile Editor

‘I have always enjoyed the observed world, and the challenge of bringing that together with an interior one, becoming aware of the metaphor, or just painting something for the sheer pleasure of it’

I paint the things that are around the house; things lived with – including people – or the beauty of an accidental arrangement of shapes and spaces.

Growing up in Sydney in the 1950’s, Kim’s art education began through art in books, van Gogh, Cezanne, Goya, El Greco. This was supplemented by the occasional visit to that Victorian edifice, the Art Gallery of NSW – before the extension – seeing Streeton, Dobell and others, in the flesh. Later odd things like Gilbert and George who were weirdly fascinating, and Christo wrapping Little Bay.

However it was paint that fascinated her, it was a purely visceral relationship, the smell and feel and the mystery of creating a tactile world on a flat surface.

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Kim Shannon: Creek Weeds Autumn, 2019

Image Reel

  • Kim Shannon: Autumn Windowsill, 2019
  • Kim Shannon: Box of Plastic #2, 2019
  • Kim Shannon: January 2020, 2020
  • Kim Shannon: Memory 1/Memory 3, 2019
  • Kim Shannon: Night Reflection, 2019
  • Kim Shannon: Painter's Table #4, 2019
  • Kim Shannon: Plastic Reflections #2, 2019
  • Kim Shannon: Plastic Variations #1, 2019
  • Kim Shannon: Reflected Arrangement #3, 2019
  • Kim Shannon: Reflected Arrangement #4, 2019
  • Kim Shannon: Reflecting Daylight #2, 2019
  • Kim Shannon: Small Arrangement #2, 2019