Shannon Marie Schacht is a self-taught professional wildlife artist. Originally from Maine, Shannon now resides in beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming where her creativity is inspired daily by the natural surroundings. Her unique portrayal of wildlife is a fun combination of contemporary and traditional styles resulting in dramatic, yet intimate compositions. These are not your typical animal paintings. She steps out of the box and creates beautifully detailed Wildlife Portraits. Her love for fine details and texture is what brings her paintings to life. Shannon’s artwork reflects her deep connection with animals, and she works hard at creating these visions with each brushstroke.
Shannon 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. It wasn’t until 2015 that Shannon decided it was time to put down the pencils and pick up a paintbrush. She quickly fell in love with painting, and over the years has continued to evolve. As a self-taught artist, she takes pride in learning her own techniques through trial & error, along with lots of motivation, patience and hard work. Her love and appreciation for all animals has progressed over the years along with her artwork. She pays close attention to even the smallest details that go into each piece.
“Animals, art, nature, and being creative are my passions in life. I love combining these elements to create unique and fun pieces for all to enjoy. My hope is to show this passion & love through my work so that others can appreciate it and feel inspired.