Shannon Wood's studio is a cozy room inside her beautiful historic home in the Old Village. It has lots of windows and great natural light--perfect for painting. She uses oil paints to create tranquil scenes of water. Wood uses a lot of turpentine to treat her oil paints more like watercolors in order to create layers of color and give the painting a more water-like feel.
She likes to experiment with colors and different techniques, focusing more on capturing the essence of the scene rather than trying to create a realistic image. Sometimes Wood uses photos as inspiration but a lot of the time the scene is from memory or her imagination. She sometimes adds drips to her compositions and is now experimenting with a palette knife.
Shannon Wood has gotten more loose with her painting style through the years and uses painting as a way to unwind. She listens to calm music and paints therapeutic scenes while the rest of the world melts away.
She would like to eventually relocate her work space and maybe convert her garage into her permanent studio. But for now, this cozy room provides plenty of light and inspiration for creativity.