P R I N T S
Charleston native Shannon Wood grew up among the marsh grass, tidal creeks, waters and wide skies that give the Lowcountry its magic, mystery and wonder.
I am always facinated by how much the lowcountry landscape changes from day to day. If I’m driving over the bridge in the morning or out in a boat on the water I mentally photograph these images. I mostly paint from memory (although I love plein air too!) and the feeling I get from being surrounded by these beautiful, vast and ever changing landscapes. I want the viewer to feel as though he or she is experiencing the landscape through my eyes. I try to evoke this by using color and texture. Sometimes I’ll let the paint drip a little so that it feels like water. I always try to give the piece a sense of realness.