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Shannon Lively

Painting, Booth 600

Shannon is a realist artist based in Toronto, Ontario. Her work focuses on strong women, particularly self-portraits, and visual story-telling.  Shannon has always been an artist - as a child, she gravitated to drawing before she could write. Before she graduated from high school, Shannon completed her first commissioned oil painting for clients in New York. From 2014 to 2016, Shannon studied art full-time at a local atelier, the Academy of Realist Art, where she received a scholarship. Her work has been featured in publications including Creative Quarterly's 100 Best Annual 2017 and Strokes of Genius 9, and her art has been shown in the GTA and New York City. In addition to drawing and painting, Shannon is an enthusiastic ballroom dancer.