Welcome to Shannon Kincaid Fine Art
"When I am painting, I have to have something to see. My paintings are my visual reactions to the world around me, so in that way, they're like entries into a journal. I believe that for a true artist, one's work is an extension of his or her personality. I aspire to express and share the joie de vivre I find in living through my art. I seem to "see" in brilliant colour and use it as a means of dramatic expression, expressing the emotion aroused in me by my subject matter, rather than for decorative purposes. I am motivated more by an interest in humanity, and the internal lives of women and the inherent power of their sexuality to a great extent, and in daily comings and goings than in theory. It's my hope that viewers will bring to my work their own experiences and understanding...not to wonder which model has posed for me or what locale I've depicted because the each painting is more of an emotional conception than a precise person or place. I want viewers to understand what I've done, visually. I'm not trying to prove anything about painting, I'm simply painting...in the moment. This is now."
Sionna Productions Ltd. Co:
The longest river in Ireland creates a natural boundary between the eastern province of Leinster from that of western Connacht as well as being the most significant waterway in the country. It is named for the early Irish Goddess Sionna, whose myth tells how she sought out the hazelnuts of wisdom, which in ancient Irish folklore were believed to contain éigse, the spirit of inspiration and creativity. The myth explains how Sionna found next to a pool, The Well of Knowledge, which was surrounded by nine hazel trees. The hazel is linked to autumn and to the festival of Samhain. As the ripe nuts fall into the water they burst into a purple spray. The salmon of wisdom who live in the pool eat the nuts and for every nut they eat a red spot appears on their skin. The nuts also create bubbles of inspiration in the water, which are constantly carried downstream. As Sionna leaned over the pool to gather the nuts she lost her footing and fell in. The pool was angered and rose up over her and swept her down into the sea, thus birthing the river, which still carries her name.
In 2010 Shannon partnered with her younger son, Kincaid, to create a company which would manage her artwork and music in addition to their other business ventures. They named the company Sionna Productions Ltd. Co. in homage to this myth of a Goddess from which the longest river in Ireland derives its name, The Shannon.
About Shannon (Biography):
Shannon Kincaid has had a love for drawing since early childhood and resolved at a very young age to teach herself all she could about art and painting. Since her teens, she has made her living exclusively by painting and singing. When the opportunity came for her to study formally, she compressed the four-year curriculum into three years and graduated Summa Cum Laude receiving a degree in studio art from Texas Christian University and nomination into Who’s Who in America’s Colleges and Universities.
Given up for adoption at birth, she found her birth parents in 1986. The result of that search was so remarkable that ABC, in 1989, made a movie about her life and search titled, "Love With A Twist." Shannon played the part of herself and was featured singing a song written for her about this experience called, "Heaven." Earlier in the year, she had sung that song on the Grand Old Opry.
For many years, she was the “most sold artist” of the Florence Art Gallery in Dallas, Tx. She’s been commissioned to paint portraits of luminaries throughout the country including Tom Landry, Micky Mantle, Mary Kay Ash, Byron Nelson and June Lockhart. Her work is featured in collections all over the US and Europe. In the early 90’s, she customized a motorcycle for a Swiss Air magnate... Read More>>