Shannon Deana Johnson
Mixed Media Painter
Shannon studied at the University of TN and received a BA in studio art. Originally from Southern California where she spent her childhood exploring the coastline and surrounding hills and mountains with a camera or sketchbook in hand. She now lives in Knoxville, TN where the Smoky Mountains and her own backyard are a readily available source of inspiration. Shannon taught high school art for 20 years, founded an AP Studio Art program at her school and was the two-time winner of the Gracelyn Faith teacher award. Shannon was also a two-time winner of the Bailey Opportunity Grant. Her work is collected nationwide.