ZIMMERMAN ART GALLERY

Artists

Elspeth Shannon

 

Born in 1954, Paekakariki based artist Elspeth Shannon holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) from Massey University.

The artist's most recent works have focussed on the process of painting, with the image being secondary to the making. Paintings are begun as a chance process, with loose bold applications of paint and inks. Gradually, through building, destroying and painting over with more deliberate mark making, an underlying order begins to emerge, and the paintings start to suggest forms of plants or animals.