Welcome to Shannon Kincaid Fine Art
Shannon Kincaid is one of the leading portrait artists in the sphere of Dallas fine art. Her energetic work continues to define her as one of the foremost artists in the region. Her commissioned artwork has been admired and acquired by celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, football legend Tom Landry, baseball star Mickey Mantle, cosmetics queen Mary Kay Ash, golf champion Byron Nelson, and actress June Lockhart. Kincaid’s unique Dallas paintings are energized by the daily comings and goings of the city and make her one of the top commissioned artists in Dallas year after year.
The Story Behind Sionna Productions, a Defining Force in Dallas Fine Art
In 2010 Shannon partnered with her youngest son, Kincaid, to create a company that would manage her work in the worlds of Dallas fine art and music. They named the company Sionna Productions Ltd. Co. in homage to a favorite myth of the goddess Sionna, who inspired the name of the longest river in Ireland, the River Shannon.
The Goddess and the River: An Insight into One of the Best Artists in Dallas
The longest river in Ireland, the Shannon, creates a natural boundary between the eastern province of Leinster and western Connacht. It is the most significant waterway in the country and is named for the early Irish goddess Sionna. The goddess sought out hazelnuts of wisdom, which in ancient Irish folklore contained éigse, the spirit of inspiration and creativity. In the myth, Sionna found the Well of Knowledge, which was surrounded by nine hazel trees. The hazel is linked to autumn and the festival of Samhain. As the ripe nuts fell into the water they burst into a purple spray. The salmon of wisdom who lived in the pool ate the nuts, and for every nut a red spot appeared on their skin. The nuts also created bubbles of inspiration in the water, which were 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, birthing the river that still carries her name.