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2011 Featured Artist, Shannon Lawlor
The San Luis Obispo County Cattlemen’s Association is very honored to announce Shannon Lawlor has been selected as this year’s Featured Artist for their 21st Annual Western Art Show and Sale to be held at the Paso Robles Event Center in California.

A native of western Canada, Shannon currently resides in the province of Alberta where the traditional bridle horse culture is strong. Her formative years embraced this refined culture which led to her expertise as an acknowledged horsewoman. Always aspiring to be an artist, she developed the discipline and ability to capture infinite moments of real life ranching experiences in her paintings, working with acrylics, oil graphite. Her hands are skilled both in the saddle and at the easel.

Greatly influenced by veteran horsemen, knowledgeable in the old California stock horse traditions, Shannon’s passion for horses and art developed into a quest to combine anatomical accuracy with historical authenticity in her exquisitely rendered paintings. Her study of reality and subject matter lends itself to the structure, depth and detail seen in her pieces. Western fine art collectors consider Shannon to be a premier bridle horse illustrator. Her commitment to historical accuracy, her first-hand knowledge of the working stock horse and gear along with her continued dedication to honing her artistic techniques result in Shannon’s growing recognition in the fine art community.

 

Artist Shannon Lawlor
Western artist, Shannon Lawlor is pictured on horseback.
Hurricane Deck by Shannon Lawlor
"Hurricane Deck" by western artist Shannon Lawlor

Shannon's images portray the working stock horse and pay tribute to authentic working horsemen and ranching families maintaining the old traditions throughout North America. Her style is intense and dramatic. Shannon Lawlor presents western heritage defined.

Recent awards include numerous Best of Show, People's Choice, President's Choice and 1st Place awards. Her art is featured on magazine covers, event posters, greeting cards and DVDs. She has participated in many invitational art shows including the Phippen Museum, Greeley Stampede, Cattlemen's, Mountain Oyster Club, Art of the Plains and Calgary Stampede.

See more of Lawlor's amazing artwork at the following websites:
Shannon Lawlor's Western Heritage Defined
Southwest Roundup
Canadian Cutting Horses

Read our archived pages for past Cattlemen's Western Art Show Featured Artists:
Cattlemen's Western Art Show Featured Artist, Bob Coronato, 2010.
Cattlemen's Western Art Show Featured Artist, Bill Nebeker, 2009.
Cattlemen's Western Art Show Featured Artist, Larry Fanning, 2008.
Cattlemen's Western Art Show Featured Artist, D. Michael Thomas, 2007. (web link, no archive)
Cattlemen's Western Art Show Featured Artist, Joelle Smith, 2006.
Cattlemen's Western Art Show Featured Artist, Tom Dorr, 2005.
Cattlemen's Western Art Show Featured Artist, Steven Lang, 2004. (static page)
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