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Shannon, Deborah S.

American, Born 1939
  • c.1995
    Acrylic on Canvas
    30 x 40 in.
    Listing no. 10653
    NOW: $2,244.16
  • c.1990
    Watercolor on Paper
    22.75 x 30 in. (Paper Size)
    Listing no. 10631
    NOW: $1,608.71
  • c.2001
    Acrylic on Canvas
    40 x 40 in.
    Listing no. 10538
    NOW: $2,976.00
  • c.2001
    Acrylic on Canvas
    40 x 40 in.
    Listing no. 10420
    NOW: $4,189.09
  • c.1995
    Acrylic on Paper
    20.25 x 27.75 in. (Sight Size)
    Listing no. 10371
    NOW: $2,070.37
  • c.2000
    Monotype on Paper
    15 x 15 in. (Sight Size)
    Listing no. 10336
    NOW: $1,164.58
  • c.1990
    Watercolor on Paper
    23 x 30.5 in.
    Listing no. 10304
    NOW: $962.72

About this Artist

Deborah Starr Shannon

Deborah Starr Shannon’s work has won her numerous prestigious awards as well as signature membership in the Southwestern Watercolor Society, the Texas Watercolor Society, and in Associated Creative Artists. Her work has been exhibited by invitation in Milan Italy. For thirteen years she was an owner of Gallery VIII in Plano, Texas where her work was continuously exhibited. Her work is currently carried by Bee Street Gallery in Dallas and Fort Worth Texas.

She works in numerous media including: watercolor, acrylic, oil, collage, photo transfers and printmaking.
Shape, texture, and color are the primary elements the artist exploits to express her feelings in her paintings, which are enriched by a layering process. Often she strives to achieve a sense of abstraction without being nonrepresentational, a challenge she finds intriguing.

Domestic architecture has always caught the artist’s interest because she sees it as where man and his environment intersect. Homes and barns not only reflect the wealth and physical needs of the builder but also his personality and his artistic sensibility. She is particularly taken with the delightful eccentricity of the Victorian era and has done a series on the San Francisco Victorian.




B.A. Degree Economics Wellesley College
Studied art at Morley College in London, England from 1978 to 1981
Silvermine Guild School of the Arts, New Canaan, CT from 1981 to 1984


Southwestern Watercolor Society
Texas Watercolor Society
Associated Creative Artists


Villa Pomini, Milan, Italy
Gallery VIII, Plano, TX
Fairmont Gallery, Dallas, TX
Prestige Gallery, Plano, TX
Art Centre of Plano, TX
Hotel Intercontinental, Dallas, TX
Artizen Fine Arts, Dallas, TX
Cedars Art Gallery, Dallas, TX


Northern Italian Watercolor Society:‘01
Southwestern Watercolor Society: ’89, ’90, ’91, ’92, ’93, ’94, ’95, ’97, ’99.
Associated Creative Artists: ’89, ’90, ’91, ’93, ’96, ’98, ’99, ’00, 01, 02.
Texas Watercolor Society: ’90, ’92, ’97.
Western Federation of Watercolor Societies: ‘92
Connecticut Watercolor Society: ‘97
Art Society of Old Greenwich, Ct.: ’83, ’84, ’85, ’86, ’87.
Greenwich Connecticut Art Society: ’83, ’85, ’86.
Stamford Connecticut Art Association: ’86.


Western Federation of Watercolor Societies: Award of Merit ‘92

Southwestern Watercolor Society:
Patsy & Raymond Nasher Memorial Award ’95, ‘97
Award of Merit ‘93
Omni Arts Award ‘91
Traveling Show ‘90

Texas Watercolor Society:

Traveling Show ‘92
Hidalgo Watercolor Society Award ‘90

Associated Creative Artists:
Creativity Award ‘00
Arches/Rembrandt Award ‘99
ACA Executive Board Award ‘98
pectro Photo Labs Award ‘96
Ethyle White Award ‘91
Connecticut: Won 13 awards including a first in Connecticut shows between 1984 and 1987


Partner Gallery VIII Plano, TX 1991-2003
Director North Dallas Artist Studio Tour ’04, ’05, ’06, 07, 08
Board Member, Associated Creative Artists ’99-’00, ’01-‘03
Board Member, Southwestern Watercolor Society ’90-‘95
Chairman, Western Federation Exhibition, ’92-‘93
President, Art Society of Old Greenwich, Ct. ’86-‘87
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