My name is Shannon Washburn, I am an artist living and working in Northern California. I work primarily in painting and rugmaking at the moment, but also in sculpture and digital illustration. I studied art and journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, and at Sacramento City College. 

I am always striving to expand my practice into new mediums. I have experimented with found-object sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography and videography. 

Throughout all mediums, I take inspiration largely from the natural world, the seasons, and the influence these have over our emotional states. My paintings are process-oriented and often incorporate several mediums other than paint to achieve a highly textural and varied surface, which evokes themes of growth, personal history and regeneration. 

For any inquiries please contact me using the form on the homepage, or on Instagram.