Meet the Team!
Hi there! I'm Shannon, the hand behind the designs here at Shannon Lavelle Studio. I have always loved being creative, whether it be drawing, painting, even knitting! Nature has always been my favorite realm of subject material, but animals have a special place in my heart. When I am not creating in the studio, I have the honor of being an animal keeper with my local parks system. I currently work with a variety of reptiles, amphibians, fish, and insects. They are a constant source of inspiration for me, and it's a true pleasure to be able to work with them! While I love my reptiles dearly, my heart has been claimed by a very special tabby cat named Silvie.
I've had Silvie since she was barely old enough to be away from mama cat. She was bottle fed because she was the runt of the litter and had trouble fending for herself among the other kittens. When our paths crossed at a friend's barbecue, I fell in love immediately; my family came home with more than delicious leftovers that day. Almost two decades later (yes, nearly two decades!) she is my best friend, my confidant, my baby girl...and my studio supervisor! No piece of artwork goes unchecked by Silvie, who happens to be a pretty tough critic! Photography sessions almost always end in mini photo shoots of her most beautifulness, I am constantly being headbutted and mewed at while I work...and I wouldn't change a thing. She keeps me and my husband on our toes and has the run of the house, as she very well deserves.
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