|Shannon Ford is considered by many to be one of Canada’s top Contemporary Animal and Equine Artists.
Shannon Ford truly has her own distinctive manner and style. Her success as an award winning jeweler and sculptor for over 30 years has greatly influenced her works on canvas.The subtle impact that painting with her own handmade gemstone powders, and incorporating cut gemstones, 24 Karat Gold and Palladium has on her work – has made Shannon one of “the most talked about artists – among artists” to come along in years!
Selecting the finest precious and semi-precious minerals available for her work is fast becoming one of Shannon’s best-known secrets.
Thanks to my Collectors, and to the Galleries who Represent me, I have the opportunity to share my artwork with Art lovers around the world… Thank you, I appreciate your support and enthusiasm! From Shannon [/content_band]
Of The People and Animals who Inspire Me
I am a Canadian Artist Represented by Art Galleries Across Canada, I hope that I can help you to find the painting that you will Love to Live with.
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We are proud owners of one of your works of art, Jump For Joy.
We purchased the piece in November 2018 at the gallery at the Fairmont Jasper.
Each day as we descend the stairs we get to view the joyous smile the bear brings.
Will you be doing any showings at JPL in the coming months. We would like to meet you at the gallery. Also, what is the chances of ever getting our piece signed by you?
We look forward to meeting you.
Thank you for writing, I am thrilled to meet you! Thank you for collecting my artwork! I am happy to know you are enjoying Jump for Joy!!
At this point I don’t have any plans to be at JPL, however, I can ask that Mountain Galleries contact you and let you know if I will be there in the future! It would be marvellous to meet you in person!! Were you thinking about bringing your print with you?
Please keep in touch!
All my best
In a sea of unknown faces you, Shannon, made the entire Calgary Stampede experience personal for me! I extend to you my sincere gratitude… from the enjoyable chat, to taking the time to search for a third package to offer us, or even sharing the Denman Island chocolate… you truly made the difference in my day! It would habe been just another trip to the big city if not for YOU. Thank you!
Thank you Bonnie, you are so kind! I was thrilled to share my artwork with you and I am so happy I had a little Denman Island Chocolate put away!! I look forward to the next time we get to meet! Best wishes, Shannon
Good Afternoon Shannon,
I hope you are well and enjoying spring.
I own your piece titled “Golden Moment” is there a way that I could do a FaceTime call or phone call with you at your earliest convenience please?
Thank you for writing, yes absolutely, just let me know what works for you! Shannon
I would love to see some of your floral arrangements
Thank you for asking about floral paintings, at this point there are none on my website… maybe in the future there will be, though as I love flowers and one of my teachers of Colour Theory told me that “flowers can teach us everything we need to learn about colour”.. Thanks again, Shannon
I fell in love with your work when I first saw it at Jasper Park Lodge a couple of years ago. I’m wondering if there will ever be a time when prints of Young Grizzly will be available to purchase?
Hi Sherri, Thank you for writing and for your interest in my artwork! How wonderful to hear from you!!
There has been no plan so far to make a print series of Young Grizzly, however I am forwarding your email to Mountain Galleries, who will be happy to contact you and keep you up to date on upcoming prints.
It is very touching to know that you have remembered Young Grizzly so well from a couple of years ago. Some paintings stay with us that way, it is a very special thing.
If I can do anything further to help, please don’t hesitate to ask! All my best Shannon
Would Wolf Way be available or have you already sold the original painting? Pricing?
Very much enjoyed seeing your art as we regularly visit the Mountain Gallery; although we’re usually more interested in your horse paintings.
Wolf Way is an amazing painting, thank you for noticing it.
I believe it is available, but may I ask Mountain Galleries to contact you to confirm and to provide details?
How great that you are enjoying my horse paintings, too! In case you are interested, I do have a few horse paintings coming to the show too.
Will you be coming to Whistler the week of my show? I am so excited to be Artist in Residence for a few days after the Opening, I will be painting live in the Fairmont.
I hope to meet you, All my best Shannon
my husband and I had the privilege of viewing your works in pincher creek . My husband would have bought Unspoken Understanding on the spot! It totally captures his relationship with his Andalusian stallion . We are close to Lethbridge and I was told you have a studio there . We would be thrilled if you could find the time to meet Gurka. He is one of a kind and might be a candidate for a painting . Your use of colour to capture the spirit of the horse is remarkable. All the best .
Met you at the opening in Penticton. Hoping to get a little more info about you and your work for my in process article about your show? We go to press later this week, so timing is tight. It was so bvery nice to meet you and to see your work first hand… and to meet one of the beautiful subjects of your work.
I am looking at your work for my Arts Education class. I have a few questions for you!
I was wondering if you used any other artists as inspiration?
Have you were supported a charity with the profits from your painting sales?
Is there any “trends” that you follow when painting? (ex. bright colors)
What is your favourite piece that you have created and why?
What is it like to be a Canadian Artist?
Are any prints of your bears going to be available soon? I would love one but unfortunately cannot get an original.
Thank you for writing, and for your interest in collecting my artwork!
Mountain Galleries has produced print of Grizzly in Pipestone #5, you can find out the availability if you send an email to [email protected] or phone 604-935-1862, Liz, Sharon or Ben can help you…. here is the image: http://www.mountaingalleries.com/#!SOLD-Grizzly%20in%20Pipestone%20#5/zoom/c186t/image_kpa I hope this helps… let me know if I can be of further assistance
Thank you again, All my best, Shannon
I was in Banff in December and saw your Grizzly in Pipestone #5 in the lobby of the Fairmont. I was so happy to see print #2 of the same painting in Mountain Galleries and promptly purchased it and had it shipped to Atlanta, Georgia. I absolutely love it. Last week I received the notice about your upcoming exhibit in Whistler. I was excited to see that you included polar bears in your wildlife collection and purchased pre-sale Polar Sky. I can’t wait to get it after the exhibit and am so excited to own one of your originals. You’re work is absolutely amazing. I just wanted you to know you have a fan for life in Georgia!!
Hi Sandy, Thank you so much for writing! Welcome to my Family of Collectors! I am happy to meet you and excited to know that you have a print of Grizzly in Pipestone #5, it is a wonderful one! And, Congratulations on collecting the Original Painting “Polar Sky”, it is such a beautiful painting, and yes, there is a certain something about Original Art. I hope these pieces bring you so much joy! Thank you for your support and for your enthusiasm for my paintings! I appreciate the time you have taken to find my website and to connect with me! I look forward to hearing from you again! All my best Shannon
Hi:) I’m interpreting your art in a piece for my art class. I was wondering how you picked your colours for your different paintings and what kind of things you want people to feel when they look at your art?
Nice to hear from you! I studied Colour Theory in Art College so I do have formal training in colour. I remember how demanding it was to learn to accurately mix colours, understanding the theory, the endless squares of colours, colours in colours etc..
However.. at some point my own voice as an artist became strong and I developed confidence in my own unique sense of colour.
Even now, It is a mystery to me how things happen with a painting. Every little colour chord affects the harmony of everything else in a painting … As I don’t plan out my paintings, every painting is a great adventure. While I paint I am in more of a “waking meditation” where my painting decisions are not thought out or planned.
The cool thing is that even though I don’t think through my colour choices during the painting process… When I look at a completed painting, I can identify the colour theory after the fact.
I hope this helps, Good luck with your report! Let me know if you would like more info. Shannon
I love your artwork, but your peices are a little beyond my present budget. Do you have prints available?
Thank you so much for writing! I am happy to share my artwork with you! Yes, prints are available… please contact Marjo at The Lloyd Gallery, in Penticton BC… [email protected] or 250-492-4484 They ship around the world. You can see the editions here: https://shannonford.ca/available-prints/
Thanks again for writing! I hope you have fun looking through the website!
All my best Shannon
Hello, I am the guy at Calgary Stampede and thank you so much for taking your time talking about your artwork and materials.
Your painting is absolutely amazing. although there were bunch of great artists at the gallery, your booth was the best. I still remember the feeling when I saw one of your work “friendly filly”, I got stunned at there. I just couldn’t put it in a word to tell but I was so impressed by the colour scheme.
hope to see you again! Aloha from HAWAII 🙂
How nice to hear from you! Yes, I remember meeting you! Thank you for checking in and for the wonderful message.
I am so totally happy to know that you are still remembering Friendly Filly! I am happy to have shared it with you! Yes, the colours on it were amazing.
Please feel free to check back to see my new works!
Say hi to the Dolphins and Whales from me!
All my best
We’re from Kamloops but winter in Casa Grande Arizona, next door to Maurice and Jeanette Girard. I’m a mid level artist and no longer sell, but give away my paintings to friends and causes.
This morning, Jeanette mentioned you so we googled your art and are sure amazed with your talent. I’m an old guy now and we lived in Nanaimo for years. Paint in the style of Dan Sawatzki, etc., but, for many years of experience, we can say that you sure impress us. Keep it up Kid.
Ken and Dora
Hi Ken and Dora,
Thank you for writing!
What a thrill to hear from a fellow artist! Please say Hi to Maurice and Jeanette! Maybe Denis and I will be coming to AZ next year, it would be fun to meet you!
How wonderful to know that you are still active creating art, I am sure everyone who you share it with is so happy!
I appreciate your encouraging words, Thank you so much! Have a wonderful “winter” 🙂
All my best
Did you ever go to Ernest Manning High School in Calgary, in 1977 or 1978? I ask because I knew a Shannon Ford then, and you have the same hair color as she did too. Shannon and I were friends then.
How very wonderful to hear from you! Yes, I am that Shannon! I am eager to hear what you have been up to, and will send you an email!
Thank you so much for connecting!
I have been in awe of your work, for quite a while. You have such a unique color scheme that just excites me! I love it so! Great work…must have been a tough journey, as being somewhat of a rebel?? I wish to own one someday…..I just want to get some of your Christmas cards……God Bless you.
Thank you for writing! I am thrilled to know you are enjoying my artwork.
The journey has been one that has had some twists, as you can imagine! LOL 🙂
You are so right! Colour excites me too, I love the experience of intuitively laying on these colour combinations, and find the surprises that are revealed along the way to be so amazing.
There is a beautiful colour experience that I would like to share with you… A couple of years ago I visited a Gallery in Las Vegas where they had EVERY Warhol Marilyn framed and displayed side by side… I’m sure you know… These prints are very large and such bright colours. I walked up to the first and spent time feeling the effect the colours had on me, then I moved to the next print… same image with different colours… and felt that one… one after the other… all the way to the last print. Truly amazing colour experience!
I really like your idea of Christmas Cards. I will look into Christmas Cards and will make sure to have them on my Website so you can get cards for this coming Christmas, That is a GREAT idea, Thank you!
Thank you again for your support and encouragement! I appreciate your message and I look forward to hearing from you again.
And, please Let me know if you see a painting you wish to collect and I will help you connect with the Gallery who is showing it.
All my best
I love your art Shannon!! Beautiful!
Thank you Nancy,
I appreciate all your support and enthusiasm for my artwork! Can’t wait to visit with you again!
Sending Hugs, Shannon
We just got back from Whistler. We had the great please of viewing your artwork. Great work! Love your art work. Keep up the great work. Kind Regards…Birgit
Thank you for your note, I appreciate hearing from you.
I am excited to know that you enjoyed seeing my artwork at Mountain Galleries in Whistler! Watch for more, I am just now getting a new collection of paintings ready to deliver.
I hope you had a great time in Whistler!
All my best, Shannon
Shannon, your work is so strong and dynamic. I love it! And your website works just fine. 🙂
I appreciate you checking over my website, you are very kind! I am happy you enjoyed it, this new website is so much fun to create!
What a pleasure to share my artwork with you, I am so happy to know may artwork speaks to you! Thank you,
All my best
I have seen your art work a lot.. and i just want to say how beautiful your work is…I was wondering if you could paint a picture of my horse for me if i sent you a picture.. I seen a picture of one of your horses , that i am interested in, are those the original paintings? Could you give me prices on your art work?
Hope to hear from you soon
Thank you again for writing, and for your interest in my artwork! I enjoyed talking with you over email. If I can be of any further assistance, please let me know,
All my best, Shannon