Pet Portrait Artistry
When Al was in the gallery for the Fall Art Festival in Jackson, we met a fellow artist who creates pet portraits. I got talking to her, saw her work, and we decided to feature her on the blog. She doesn’t just do pet portraits either. She has some wonderful wildlife pieces on her website, and in the Grand Teton Gallery in Jackson.
I sent her a couple photos of Roxy and Torrey, and she created this amazing pet portrait. I love this so much!
She captured them perfectly. Their personality really shines through.
Her medium of choice is high quality charcoal, and colored pencils. The detail she gets in these pieces is amazing, and beautiful.
Look at the eyes in all these portraits, they just bring you right into the soul of that dog.
A little bit about Shannon.
Shannon Marie Schacht is a professional wildlife and pet portrait artist. Originally from Maine, Shannon now resides in beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming. She has been drawing ever since she picked up her first pencil as a child, and was instantly fascinated with using charcoal pencils to sketch wildlife. Shannon is a self-taught artist who takes pride in learning her own techniques through trial & error, along with lots of motivation, patience and practice. Her love and appreciation for wildlife has progressed over the years along with her artwork. She pays close attention to even the smallest details that go into each painting & pet portrait. Each piece that she creates and sells is a one-of-a-kind original. Shannon has also expanded her portfolio and artistic talents by diving into the world of acrylic paint. She loves the freedom of splashing some bright colors onto canvas. Shannon’s collection of paintings can be seen at Grand Teton Gallery in Jackson, Wyoming. When Shannon isn’t working hard in her studio, she is exploring the outdoors and all that the mountains have to offer.
“Animals, art and being creative are my passions in life. My goal is to show this passion & love through my work so that others can appreciate it and feel inspired.”
Wouldn’t a custom pet portrait make a wonderful gift, for yourself, or someone else? It’s so easy to have a custom pet portrait done by Shannon. Simply email the photo you would like her to reference, and she creates the magic. Shannon also offers gift certificates so the pet owner can choose which image they would like used for their custom pet portrait.